- 1A juicy, soft fruit of an orange-yellow colour resembling a small peach: [as modifier]: apricot jamMore example sentences
- According to an EU ruling, marmalade can contain only citrus fruit, not apricots or other soft fruit.
- They're generally very fruity, and can have the subtle tastes of apples, peaches, apricots and melons.
- Unsprayed rose petals can be used to decorate desserts or cakes, or incorporated with peaches and apricots into fragrant jams.
- 1.1 [mass noun] An orange-yellow colour like the skin of a ripe apricot.More example sentences
- With skin tone colors of apricot, tan, sepia, mahogany, salmon, raw sienna, and burnt sienna, white was used primarily to alter shades and create a layered tint.
- It can be woven into a carpet using its many colours - white, lavender, mauve, indigo, apricot and pink - or a single colour may be selected to contrast or complement alyssum, dianthus and lobelia.
- Modern hybrids come in every colour from white and apricot to deep plum.
- 2 (also apricot tree) The tree bearing apricots.
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- Prunus armeniaca, family Rosaceae
- Amidst fig and plum trees and overgrown vegetable beds, about a dozen local activists locked down around a large apricot tree, refusing to move until they were able to reclaim their garden.
- All summer long I battled successive invasions by the marauding black squirrels that lived in the graceful apricot tree outside our window.
- We have one particular pair of Rosellas that stay in the apricot tree constantly, and I wake every morning to their light chatter outside my bedroom window.
mid 16th century: from Portuguese albricoque or Spanish albaricoque, from Spanish Arabic al 'the' + barqūq (via late Greek from Latin praecoquum, variant of praecox 'early-ripe'); influenced by Latin apricus 'ripe' and French abricot.
More definitions of apricotDefinition of apricot in:
- The US English dictionary