Webster 1913 Edition
æpl; akin to Fries. & D.
iabloko; of unknown origin.]
The fleshy pome or fruit of a rosaceous tree (
Pyrus malus) cultivated in numberless varieties in the temperate zones.
☞ The European crab apple is supposed to be the original kind, from which all others have sprung.
Any tree genus
Pyruswhich has the stalk sunken into the base of the fruit; an apple tree.
Any fruit or other vegetable production resembling, or supposed to resemble, the apple;
appleof love, or love
apple(a tomato), balsam
Anything round like an apple;
Appleis used either adjectively or in combination; as,
an aphid which injures apple trees. See–
a coleopterous insect (–
Saperda bivittata), the larva of which bores into the trunk of the apple tree and pear tree.
brandy made from apples.–
a sauce made of apples stewed down in cider.
an instrument for removing the cores from apples.–
any dipterous insect, the larva of which burrows in apples. Apple flies belong to the genera–
a small dipterous insect (–
Sciara mali), the larva of which bores in apples.
Apple of the eye,
Apple of discord,
a subject of contention and envy, so called from the mythological golden apple, inscribed “For the fairest,” which was thrown into an assembly of the gods by Eris, the goddess of discord. It was contended for by Juno, Minerva, and Venus, and was adjudged to the latter.–
Apple of love, or
the tomato (–
Apple of Peru,
a large coarse herb (–
Nicandra physaloides) bearing pale blue flowers, and a bladderlike fruit inclosing a dry berry.
Apples of Sodom,
a fruit described by ancient writers as externally of fair appearance but dissolving into smoke and ashes when plucked; Dead Sea apples. The name is often given to the fruit of–
Solanum Sodomæum, a prickly shrub with fruit not unlike a small yellow tomato.
a fresh-water, operculated, spiral shell of the genus–
a tart containing apples.–
a tree which naturally bears apples. See–
the larva of a small moth (–
Carpocapsa pomonella) which burrows in the interior of apples. See
Dead Sea Apple.
Apples of Sodom. Also“To seek the Dead Sea apples of politics.”
S. B. Griffin.
A kind of gallnut coming from Arabia. See
To grow like an apple; to bear apples.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.The fruit of the apple tree, [pyrus malus,] from which cider is made.
2.The apple of the eye is the pupil.
Apple of love, or love apple, the tomato, or lycopersicum, a species of Solanum. The stalk is herbaceous, with oval, pinnated leaves, and small yellow flowers. The berry is smooth, soft, of a yellow or reddish color, of the size of a plum. It is used in soups and broths.