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a·pri·cot

 (ăp′rĭ-kŏt′, ā′prĭ-)
n.
1.
a. A deciduous tree (Prunus armeniaca) native to Asia, having alternate leaves and clusters of usually white flowers.
b. The edible orange-yellow fruit of this tree.
2. A moderate, light, or strong orange to strong orange-yellow.

[Alteration of earlier abrecock, ultimately from Arabic al-barqūq, the plum : al-, the + barqūq, plum (from Greek praikokion, apricot, from Latin praecoquus, ripe early : prae-, pre- + coquere, to cook, ripen; see pekw- in Indo-European roots).]

apricot

(ˈeɪprɪˌkɒt)
n
1. (Plants) a rosaceous tree, Prunus armeniaca, native to Africa and W Asia, but widely cultivated for its edible fruit
2. (Plants) the downy yellow juicy edible fruit of this tree, which resembles a small peach
[C16: earlier apricock, from Portuguese (albricoque) or Spanish, from Arabic al-birqūq the apricot, from Late Greek praikokion, from Latin praecox early-ripening; see precocious]

ap•ri•cot

(ˈæp rɪˌkɒt, ˈeɪ prɪ-)

n.
1. the downy, yellowish orange, peachlike fruit of a small tree, Prunusarmeniaca, of the rose family.
2. the tree itself.
3. a pinkish yellow color.
[1545–55; < Middle French abricot < Portuguese albricoque or Sp albar(i)coque < Arabic al the + barqūq < Medieval Greek < Late Latin praecocquum, for Latin (persicum) praecox literally, early-ripening peach]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.apricot - Asian tree having clusters of usually white blossoms and edible fruit resembling the peachapricot - Asian tree having clusters of usually white blossoms and edible fruit resembling the peach
genus Prunus, Prunus - a genus of shrubs and trees of the family Rosaceae that is widely distributed in temperate regions
Japanese apricot, mei, Prunus mume - Japanese ornamental tree with fragrant white or pink blossoms and small yellow fruits
common apricot, Prunus armeniaca - temperate zone tree bearing downy yellow to rosy fruits
black apricot, Prunus dasycarpa, purple apricot - small hybrid apricot of Asia and Asia Minor having purplish twigs and white flowers following by inferior purple fruit
fruit tree - tree bearing edible fruit
2.apricot - downy yellow to rosy-colored fruit resembling a small peachapricot - downy yellow to rosy-colored fruit resembling a small peach
edible fruit - edible reproductive body of a seed plant especially one having sweet flesh
common apricot, Prunus armeniaca - temperate zone tree bearing downy yellow to rosy fruits
3.apricot - a shade of pink tinged with yellowapricot - a shade of pink tinged with yellow  
pink - a light shade of red
Translations
appelkoos
meruňka
abrikosabrikostræ
abrikoto
aprikoosiaprikoosipuu
abricotabricotierabricotière
खूबानी
marelica
sárgabaracksárgabarackfakajszibarackkajszibarackfa
aprikósa
アプリコット
살구
armeniacaarmeniacum
abrikosas
aprikoze
caiscaisă
marhuľa
marelica
aprikos
ลูกแอปริคอท
quả mơ

apricot

[ˈeɪprɪkɒt] N
1. (= fruit) → albaricoque m, chabacano m (Mex), damasco m (LAm)
2. (= tree) → albaricoquero m, chabacano m (Mex), damasco m (LAm)

apricot

[ˈeɪprɪkɒt] nabricot mapricot jam nconfiture f d'abricots

apricot

nAprikose f
adj (also apricot-coloured)aprikosenfarben attrAprikosen-; apricot jamAprikosenmarmelade f

apricot

[ˈeɪprɪˌkɒt] n (fruit) → albicocca
apricot tree → albicocco

apricot

(ˈeiprikot) noun
an orange-coloured fruit like a small peach.

apricot

مِشْمِش meruňka abrikos Aprikose βερίκοκο albaricoque aprikoosi abricot marelica albicocca アプリコット 살구 abrikoos aprikos morela damasco абрикос aprikos ลูกแอปริคอท kayısı quả mơ 杏子

apricot

n. albaricoque; Mex. chabacano.
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She loved fruit and grew orange, fig and apricot trees, as well as strawberries, boysenberries and grapes.
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In response to last week's column, which included a discussion of peach trees, I received an e-mail from Amarbir Gill asking: ``Should plum, apple, cherry and apricot trees be fertilized the same as peaches?
Down a dusty drive in Carmel Valley, California, past olive, apple, and apricot trees, Susanna Gamble cultivates her fondest childhood dream - owning a flower farm.
One part is a community orchard planted with peach, plum, lemon, apple and apricot trees.
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