An apple is a round fruit with red or green skin and a whitish inside. One variety of apple might be sweet, another sour.

The apple isn't just a fruit. It's a symbol — from the apples eaten by Adam and Eve in the Biblical creation story, which symbolize the loss of innocent to the expression "American as apple pie" to mean something that is wholesome. The "apple of your eye" is the person who delights you — maybe you are the apple of your grandfather's eye. He might tell you, "An apple a day keeps the doctor away," meaning the fruit is good for your health.

Definitions of apple

n native Eurasian tree widely cultivated in many varieties for its firm rounded edible fruits

Malus pumila, orchard apple tree
Type of:
apple tree
any tree of the genus Malus especially those bearing firm rounded edible fruits

n fruit with red or yellow or green skin and sweet to tart crisp whitish flesh

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crab apple, crabapple
small sour apple; suitable for preserving
dessert apple, eating apple
an apple used primarily for eating raw without cooking
cooking apple
an apple used primarily in cooking for pies and applesauce etc
an American eating apple with red or yellow and red skin
large apple with a red skin
variety of sweet eating apples
an eating apple that somewhat resembles a McIntosh; used as both an eating and a cooking apple
Grimes' golden
yellow apple that ripens in late autumn; eaten raw
red late-ripening apple; primarily eaten raw
early-ripening apple popular in the northeastern United States; primarily eaten raw but suitable for applesauce
Northern Spy
large late-ripening apple with skin striped with yellow and red
any of several varieties of apples with red skins
any of numerous superior eating apples with yellow or greenish yellow skin flushed with red
used primarily as eating apples
apple grown chiefly in the Shenandoah Valley
crisp apple with dark red skin
Stayman Winesap
crisp tart apple; good for eating raw and suitable for cooking
Bramley's Seedling
very large cooking apple
Granny Smith
apple with a green skin and hard tart flesh
Lane's Prince Albert
apple used primarily in cooking
Newtown Wonder
apple used primarily in cooking
Rome Beauty
large red apple used primarily for baking
Type of:
edible fruit
edible reproductive body of a seed plant especially one having sweet flesh
false fruit, pome
a fleshy fruit (apple or pear or related fruits) having seed chambers and an outer fleshy part

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