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peach1 British & World English

A round stone fruit with juicy yellow flesh and downy pinkish-yellow skin

peach fly British & World English

An insect infesting peach trees, such as a peach aphid or a peach borer.

peach oak British & World English

The willow oak, Quercus phellos.

peach pie British & World English

A pie made with peaches.

blood peach British & World English

Any of several varieties of peach having deep red flesh; especially = Indian peach.

peach aphid British & World English

An aphid infesting peach trees; especially = peach-potato aphid.

peach-bells British & World English

The peach-leaved bellflower, Campanula persicifolia.

peach black British & World English

A black pigment made from calcined peach stones.

peach borer British & World English

= peach tree borer.

peach curl British & World English

= peach leaf curl.

peach-down British & World English

The soft, downy skin of a peach; chiefly in extended use.

peach house British & World English

A building in which peaches are grown under glass.

peach palm British & World English

The palm Bactris gasipaes, widely cultivated in tropical America for its large red and orange fruit which is edible and highly nutritious when cooked.

peach water British & World English

(Originally) a flavouring extract obtained from peach leaves, having a flavour of bitter almonds; (now) bottled water with a peach flavour.

peach wood British & World English

A red dyewood obtained from certain tropical American trees of the family Caesalpiniaceae (Leguminosae), especially Caesalpinia echinata.

peach-bloom British & World English

A matte glaze of reddish pink, mottled with green and brown, used on fine Chinese porcelain since around 1700

peach-blow British & World English

another term for peach-bloom.

peach fuzz British & World English

The down on the chin of an adolescent boy whose beard has not yet developed

peach Melba British & World English

A dessert of ice cream and peaches with Melba sauce

Peach State British & World English

Informal name for the US state of Georgia.

almond-peach British & World English

A hybrid between the almond and peach which is used as a rootstock.

Indian peach British & World English

Any of several varieties of peach tree naturalized in North America, formerly thought to be indigenous; especially one bearing fruit having deep red flesh.

native peach British & World English

The acid fruit of either of two Australian trees, the quandong, Santalium acuminatum, and the emu-apple, Owenia acidula.

peach blight British & World English

Brown rot of peaches, caused by the fungus Monilinia fructigena.

peach brandy British & World English

Brandy distilled from the fermented juice of peaches; a drink of this.

peach cobbler British & World English

A cobbler made with peaches.

peach colour British & World English

A soft, yellowish-pink colour resembling that of a ripe peach.

peach-leaved British & World English

Having lanceolate leaves resembling those of a peach tree.

peach yellows British & World English

A disease of cultivated peach trees, especially in North America, characterized by yellowing and distortion of the foliage with stunting and eventual death of the tree, and caused by a mycoplasma-like organism.

peach blossom British & World English

A European woodland moth that has brownish wings with pink markings

peach-coloured British & World English

Of a colour resembling that of ripe peaches or of peach blossom.

peach leaf curl British & World English

A disease of peaches, nectarines, and almonds, caused by the fungus Taphrina deformans and characterized by blistering, thickening, discoloration, and curling of leaves, and sometimes also by infection of shoots and fruits.

peach-potato aphid British & World English

The aphid Myzus persicae, which overwinters especially on peach and nectarine and in summer infests potato and many other herbaceous plants, being a major aphid vector of plant viruses.

peach tree borer British & World English

Either of two clearwing moths, Synanthedon exitiosa and S. pictipes, whose larvae bore through the bark of peach trees.

peach twig borer British & World English

A small grey moth, Anarsia lineatella, whose larvae are a major pest of fruit trees, especially peaches, apricots, and others of the genus Prunus, attacking young shoots and twigs in spring and fruit in summer.

peach tree in peach1 British & World English

The Chinese tree which bears peaches

Newington peach in Newington British & World English

More fully Newington peach. Any of several varieties of clingstone peach and nectarine. Frequently with distinguishing word, as early Newington, late Newington, old Newington.

the Georgia Peach in Cobb, Ty British & World English

(1886–1961), US baseball player; full name Tyrus Raymond Cobb; also known as the Georgia Peach. His lifetime batting average (.367) is the highest in major league history. An outfielder, he played for the Detroit Tigers 1905–26 and the Philadelphia Athletics 1927–28. Baseball Hall of Fame (1936)