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A variety of apple having red skin and crisp white flesh.
[After John McIntosh (fl. 1796), Canadian farmer.]
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(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]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
a variety of red eating apple.
[1875–80; after John McIntosh of Ontario who first cultivated it (1796)]
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|Noun||1.||McIntosh - early-ripening apple popular in the northeastern United States; primarily eaten raw but suitable for applesauce|
Macoun - similar to McIntosh; juicy and late-ripening
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