Definition of McIntosh in English:


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


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!


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.

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