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A variety of apple having red skin and crisp white flesh.
[After John McIntosh (fl. 1796), Canadian farmer.]
(Plants) a Canadian variety of red-skinned eating apple
[C19: named after John McIntosh (1777–c. 1845), US-born Canadian farmer on whose property the variety was first found growing wild]
a variety of red eating apple.
[1875–80; after John McIntosh of Ontario who first cultivated it (1796)]