Definition of McIntosh in English:

McIntosh

Syllabification: Mc·In·tosh
Pronunciation: /ˈmakənˌtäSH
 
/
(also McIntosh red)

noun

  • A dessert apple of a variety native to North America, with deep red skin.
    More example sentences
    • Empire combines the mild tartness of McIntosh with Red Delicious sweetness.
    • The Mcintosh apple is another great apple that can be eaten raw, used in salads, or applesauces.
    • McIntosh apples are my favorite kinds of apples, too!

Origin

late 19th century: named after John McIntosh (1777–1845 or 1846), the American-born Canadian farmer on whose farm the apple was discovered as a wild variety.

More definitions of McIntosh

Definition of McIntosh in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day maelstrom
Pronunciation: ˈmeɪlstrəm
noun
a powerful whirlpool in the sea