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A variety of apple having fruit with green skin and tart, tough flesh.
[After Maria Ann Smith (died 1870), Australian woman to whom its development is attributed.]
(Plants) a variety of hard green-skinned apple eaten raw or cooked
[C19: named after Maria Ann Smith, known as Granny Smith (died 1870), who first produced them at Eastwood, Sydney]
n., pl. Granny Smiths.
a variety of green-skinned apple.
[after Maria Ann Smith (d. 1870), who allegedly developed the variety near Sydney, Australia]