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apple US English

The round fruit of a tree of the rose family, which typically has thin red or green skin and crisp flesh. Many varieties have been developed as dessert or cooking fruit or for making cider

apple bee US English

English regional (south-western) a wasp.

apple box US English

(More fully apple box tree) any of several Australian eucalypts (genus Eucalyptus), especially E. bridgesiana, which are thought to resemble the apple tree in some way.

apple bug US English

A whirligig beetle (family Gyrinidae), which when handled exudes a milky liquid having an odour of apples.

apple fly US English

Any of various small flying insects found on apples or apple trees; (now) specifically the fly Rhagoletis pomonella (family Trypetidae), native to North America, the larva of which is the apple maggot.

apple gum US English

Any of various trees of either of the related genera Eucalyptus and Angophora, thought to resemble the apple tree in some way.

apple oil US English

A compound or mixture of chemicals used to imitate the flavour or scent of apples; especially the ester isoamyl isovalerate (C10H20O2).

apple pie US English

A pie made with apples

Big Apple US English

A name for New York222.

eye-apple US English

A favourite or cherished person; = the apple of a person's eye.

hog apple US English

The mayapple, Podophyllum peltatum.

mad-apple US English

The fruit of the eggplant or aubergine, Solanum melongena; the plant itself. Occasionally also (formerly also in plural): any of certain other plants of the genus Solanum, especially S. linnaeanum. Now archaic.

oak apple US English

A spongy spherical gall that forms on oak trees in response to the developing larvae of a gall wasp

Adam's apple US English

The projection at the front of the neck formed by the thyroid cartilage of the larynx, often prominent in men

alley apple US English

A rock, stone, or piece of rubble found in an alley and used as a missile.

apple aphid US English

Any of several aphids occurring as pests of apple trees (frequently with distinguishing word).

apple aphis US English

An apple aphid; specifically the woolly aphid, Eriosoma lanigerum.

apple berry US English

Any of several woody Australasian climbers of the genus Billardiera (family Pittosporaceae), especially B. scandens.

apple bite US English

An instance of biting an apple.

apple bloom US English

A type of cloth, perhaps resembling apple blossom in colour or pattern.

apple borer US English

= apple-tree borer.

apple bush US English

Any of various shrubs which resemble the apple tree in some way, as Pterocaulon sphacelatum (family Asteraceae (Compositae)), which emits a fruity aroma when crushed.

apple cart US English

A cart for carrying apples. (Predominantly in phrases.).

apple core US English

The tough central part of an apple, containing the seeds

apple corer US English

An instrument for cutting out the core of apples.

apple crook US English

A tool used for harvesting apples from trees.

apple dowdy US English

A dessert consisting of apples baked in a deep dish and topped with a crust which is broken up into the fruit midway through cooking.

apple green US English

A bright yellowish green

apple-grey US English

= dapple-grey.

apple head US English

A small, rounded head or skull, especially as seen in certain small breeds of dog.

Apple Isle US English

A nickname for Tasmania

apple leaf US English

A leaf of (or resembling that of) an apple tree.

apple mill US English

= cider-mill.

apple mint US English

Either of two similar apple-scented mints grown as herbs, Mentha suaveolens, originally of southern Europe (and south-west Britain) and now widely naturalized, and M.× villosa, a hybrid of M. suaveolens and spearmint (M. spicata); especially a broad-leaved cultivar of this hybrid, M.× villosa var. alopecuroides.

apple moss US English

A moss of the genus Bartramia (family Bartramiaceae), especially B. pomiformis, having apple-shaped capsules.

apple moth US English

(Originally) the codling moth, Cydia pomonella (family Tortricidae); (later, usually with distinguishing word) any of several other moths that are pests of apples.

apple-moyse US English

Any of various dishes made from stewed apples; specifically a dessert made from sieved apple pulp flavoured with saffron or other spices.

apple pear US English

An apple-shaped pear; specifically (in later use) the nashi pear, Pyrus pyrifolia.

apple-Peru US English

The thorn apple or jimson weed, Datura stramonium.

apple ring US English

A ring-shaped slice of apple, often cooked or fried in various dishes.

apple rose US English

The rose Rosa villosa, which has apple-scented blue-green foliage, pink flowers, and large hips.

apple rust US English

Any of several rust fungi of the genus Gynosporangium, especially G. juniperivirginianae, which alternately infects red cedar (Juniperus virginiana) and the apple; the disease caused by this, resulting (in the apple) in lesions on the leaves and distorted fruit.

apple scab US English

A common disease of apple trees caused by the ascomycete fungus Venturia inaequalis, characterized by the occurrence of dark blotches on the leaves and dark scab-like spots on the fruit.

apple scoop US English

A scoop or spoon, typically made of bone, used to bore into apples, especially in order to remove the core.

apple slump US English

A dessert of sliced apples baked in a deep dish or pot with a topping of thick pastry.

apple snail US English

Any of various freshwater prosobranch molluscs constituting the family Ampullariidae; especially those of the New World genus Pomacea, which are popular in tropical aquaria and can grow to a large size, but have become a serious pest following introduction in Asia.

apple snow US English

A dessert dish consisting of cooked apples folded into a bed of whipped egg whites.

apple-wife US English

= apple-woman.

apple wine US English

An alcoholic drink made from fermented apple juice.

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