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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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The Bible says even in war, you're not supposed to cut down trees," said Daher, the harsh Middle Eastern sun beating down at midday as he pointed out the pile of dirt and stones at the bottom of the valley that used to be apricot trees and grape vines.
Through centuries, as humans moved from Central Asia into Karakoram and Himalayan mountain valleys of Northern Areas of Pakistan, they brought apricots with them to these regions where apricot trees were commonly grown from seed.
The old apricot trees are pink and in full blossom: it's my home, a Shangrila.
Some apricot trees had gone completely dry, he said, explaining a kind of insect and ant attacked leaves of fruit trees, especially apricot.