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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)

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.

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."