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Mc·In·tosh

 (măk′ĭn-tŏsh′)
n.
A variety of apple having red skin and crisp white flesh.

[After John McIntosh (fl. 1796), Canadian farmer.]

McIntosh

(ˈmækɪnˌtɒʃ) or

McIntosh red

n
(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]

Mc•In•tosh

(ˈmæk ɪnˌtɒʃ)

n.
a variety of red eating apple.
[1875–80; after John McIntosh of Ontario who first cultivated it (1796)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.McIntosh - early-ripening apple popular in the northeastern United StatesMcIntosh - early-ripening apple popular in the northeastern United States; primarily eaten raw but suitable for applesauce
dessert apple, eating apple - an apple used primarily for eating raw without cooking
Macoun - similar to McIntosh; juicy and late-ripening
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