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Meaning of APPLE

Pronunciation:  'apul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  fruit with red or yellow or green skin and sweet to tart crisp whitish flesh
  2. [n]  native Eurasian tree widely cultivated in many varieties for its firm rounded edible fruits

APPLE is a 5 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: Malus pumila, orchard apple tree
 See Also: apple, apple, apple tree, cooking apple, crab apple, crabapple, dessert apple, eating apple, edible fruit, false fruit, genus Malus, Malus, Malus pumila, orchard apple tree, pome



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ap"ple\ ([a^]p"p'l), n. [OE. appel, eppel, AS. [ae]ppel,
    [ae]pl; akin to Fries. & D. appel, OHG, aphul, aphol, G.
    apfel, Icel. epli, Sw. ["a]ple, Dan. [ae]ble, Gael. ubhall,
    W. afal, Arm. aval, Lith. ob[*u]lys, Russ. iabloko; of
    unknown origin.]
    1. The fleshy pome or fruit of a rosaceous tree ({Pyrus
       malus}) cultivated in numberless varieties in the
       temperate zones.
    Note: The European crab apple is supposed to be the original
          kind, from which all others have sprung.
    2. (bot.) Any tree genus {Pyrus} which has the stalk sunken
       into the base of the fruit; an apple tree.
    3. Any fruit or other vegetable production resembling, or
       supposed to resemble, the apple; as, apple of love, or
       love apple (a tomato), balsam apple, egg apple, oak apple.
    4. Anything round like an apple; as, an apple of gold.
    Note: Apple is used either adjectively or in combination; as,
          apple paper or apple-paper, apple-shaped, apple
          blossom, apple dumpling, apple pudding.
    {Apple blight}, an aphid which injures apple trees. See
       {Blight}, n.
    {Apple borer} (Zo["o]l.), a coleopterous insect ({Saperda
       candida or bivittata}), the larva of which bores into the
       trunk of the apple tree and pear tree.
    {Apple brandy}, brandy made from apples.
    {Apple butter}, a sauce made of apples stewed down in cider.
    {Apple corer}, an instrument for removing the cores from
    {Apple fly} (Zo["o]l.), any dipterous insect, the larva of
       which burrows in apples. Apple flies belong to the genera
       {Drosophila} and {Trypeta}.
    {Apple midge} (Zo["o]l.) a small dipterous insect ({Sciara
       mali}), the larva of which bores in apples.
    {Apple of the eye}, the pupil.
    {Apple of discord}, a subject of contention and envy, so
       called from the mythological golden apple, inscribed ``For
       the fairest,'' which was thrown into an assembly of the
       gods by Eris, the goddess of discord. It was contended for
       by Juno, Minerva, and Venus, and was adjudged to the
    {Apple of love}, or {Love apple}, the tomato ({Lycopersicum
    {Apple of Peru}, a large coarse herb ({Nicandra physaloides})
       bearing pale blue flowers, and a bladderlike fruit
       inclosing a dry berry.
    {Apples of Sodom}, a fruit described by ancient writers as
       externally of fair appearance but dissolving into smoke
       and ashes when plucked; Dead Sea apples. The name is often
       given to the fruit of {Solanum Sodom[ae]um}, a prickly
       shrub with fruit not unlike a small yellow tomato.
    {Apple sauce}, stewed apples. [U. S.]
    {Apple snail} or {Apple shell} (Zo["o]l.), a fresh-water,
       operculated, spiral shell of the genus {Ampullaria}.
    {Apple tart}, a tart containing apples.
    {Apple tree}, a tree which naturally bears apples. See
       {Apple, 2.}
    {Apple wine}, cider.
    {Apple worm} (Zo["o]l.), the larva of a small moth
       ({Carpocapsa pomonella}) which burrows in the interior of
       apples. See {Codling moth}.
    {Dead Sea Apple}.
       (a) pl. Apples of Sodom. Also Fig. ``To seek the Dead Sea
           apples of politics.'' --S. B. Griffin.
       (b) A kind of gallnut coming from Arabia. See {Gallnut}.
  2. \Ap"ple\ ([a^]p"p'l), v. i.
    To grow like an apple; to bear apples. --Holland.
Computing Dictionary

A revision of apl for the illiac iv.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Apples are symbol of fertility, growth, love and prosperity. Eating an apple means you are enjoying life and will be tasting the fruit of success, in your love life or even at your workplace. There is also the biblical reference, Adam eating the apple, which deals with the sexual dimension: forbidden love, repressed desires, sweet temptations.
Easton Bible Dictionary

(Heb. tappuah, meaning "fragrance"). Probably the apricot or quince is intended by the word, as Palestine was too hot for the growth of apples proper. It is enumerated among the most valuable trees of Palestine (Joel 1:12), and frequently referred to in Canticles, and noted for its beauty (2:3, 5; 8:5). There is nothing to show that it was the "tree of the knowledge of good and evil." Dr. Tristram has suggested that the apricot has better claims than any other fruit-tree to be the apple of Scripture. It grows to a height of 30 feet, has a roundish mass of glossy leaves, and bears an orange coloured fruit that gives out a delicious perfume. The "apple of the eye" is the Heb. _ishon_, meaning manikin, i.e., the pupil of the eye (Prov. 7:2). (Comp. the promise, Zech. 2:8; the prayer, Ps. 17:8; and its fulfilment, Deut. 32:10.)

The so-called "apple of Sodom" some have supposed to be the Solanum sanctum (Heb. hedek), rendered "brier" (q.v.) in Micah 7:4, a thorny plant bearing fruit like the potato-apple. This shrub abounds in the Jordan valley. (See ENGEDI.)