Granny Smith

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Gran·ny Smith

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.]

Granny Smith

(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]

Gran′ny Smith′

n., pl. Granny Smiths.
a variety of green-skinned apple.
[after Maria Ann Smith (d. 1870), who allegedly developed the variety near Sydney, Australia]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Granny Smith - apple with a green skin and hard tart fleshGranny Smith - apple with a green skin and hard tart flesh
dessert apple, eating apple - an apple used primarily for eating raw without cooking
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Still, there was great uncertainty which of these vocations the youth was best endowed to fill; but, having no other employment, the stripling was constantly lounging about the homestead,” munching green apples and hunting for sorrel; when the same sagacious eye that had brought to light his latent talents seized upon this circumstance as a clew to his future path through the turmoils of the world.
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