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Definition of "apple" []

  • A deciduous Eurasian tree (Malus pumila) having alternate simple leaves and white or pink flowers. (noun)
  • The firm, edible, usually rounded fruit of this tree. (noun)
  • Any of several other plants, especially those with fruits suggestive of the apple, such as the crab apple or custard apple. (noun)
  • The fruit of any of these plants. (noun)
  • Apple of (one's) eye One that is treasured: Her grandson is the apple of her eye. (idiom)
  • A rosaceous tree, Malus sieversii, native to Central Asia but widely cultivated in temperate regions in many varieties, having pink or white fragrant flowers and firm rounded edible fruits (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The fruit of this tree, having red, yellow, or green skin and crisp whitish flesh (noun)
  • The wood of this tree (noun)
  • Any of several unrelated trees that have fruits similar to the apple, such as the custard apple, sugar apple, and May apple (noun)

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Use "apple" in a sentence
  • "I know you can trademark the name apple computers, or apple records."
  • "I'd like to amend that and replace the word "apple" with "hug.""
  • "For example, if trying to remember the word "apple", you might imagine an apple bouncing on the sofa in your living room."