Share this entry

Share this page

Granny Smith

Line breaks: Granny Smith
Pronunciation: /ɡraniˈsmɪθ

Definition of Granny Smith in English:


A dessert apple of a bright green variety with crisp sharp-flavoured flesh, originating in Australia.
Example sentences
  • I like this wine because of its acidity - it has the tartness of a Granny Smith apple, with a long, lingering acidity on the finish.
  • Do you enjoy the sweet, supple, and crisp taste of a Granny Smith?
  • Instead of munching on wholesome Granny Smiths, settlers depended on the alcoholic cider as an important part of their diets and a reliable source of hydration as they moved west.


late 19th century: named after Maria Ann (Granny) Smith (circa1801–1870), who first produced such apples.

Definition of Granny Smith in:

Share this entry

Share this page


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day quintillion
Pronunciation: kwɪnˈtɪljən
a thousand raised to the power of six…