Definition of "peach" []

  • A small Chinese tree (Prunus persica) widely cultivated throughout temperate regions, having pink flowers and edible fruit. (noun)
  • The soft juicy fruit of this tree, having yellow flesh, downy, red-tinted yellow skin, and a deeply sculptured stone containing a single seed. (noun)
  • A light moderate to strong yellowish pink to light orange. (noun)
  • Informal A particularly admirable or pleasing person or thing. (noun)
  • To inform on someone; turn informer: "Middle-level bureaucrats cravenly peach on their bosses [when] one of them does something the tiniest bit illegal” ( National Observer). (verb-intransitive)
  • A small rosaceous tree, Prunus persica, with pink flowers and rounded edible fruit: cultivated in temperate regions (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 soft juicy fruit of this tree, which has a downy reddish-yellow skin, yellowish-orange sweet flesh, and a single stone (noun)
  • A pinkish-yellow to orange colour (noun)
  • (as adjective) (noun)
  • A person or thing that is especially pleasing (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "peach" in a sentence
  • "I just had a fresh peach for the first time last summer and holy god, the peach is an earthly delight."
  • "To me the peach is the queen, the Koh-i-noor, the Cotopaxi, the Angkor Wat, the Bach unaccompanied cello suites of fruit."
  • "When a peach is at its most sublime, it needs a plate to catch the juice, though I often forget."