ap·ple - [ap-uhl] - /?æp?l/

1. the usually round, red or yellow, edible fruit of a small tree, Malus sylvestris,  of the rose family.
2. the tree, cultivated in most temperate regions.
3. the fruit of any of certain other species of tree of the same genus.
4. any of these trees.
5. any of various other similar fruits, or fruitlike products or plants, as the custard apple, love apple, May apple, or oak apple.
6. anything resembling an apple in size and shape, as a ball, especially a baseball.
7. Bowling. an ineffectively bowled ball.
8. Slang. a red capsule containing a barbiturate, especially secobarbital.

before 900; Middle English appel, Old English æppel;  cognate with Old Frisian, Dutch appel, Old Saxon apl, appul, Old High German apful  ( German Apfel ), Crimean Gothic apel  < Germanic *aplu  (akin to Old Norse epli  < *aplja n ); Old Irish ubull  (neuter), Welsh afal, Breton aval  < pre-Celtic *?blu; Lithuanian óbuolas, -?s, Latvian âbuol ( i ) s  (with reshaped suffix), OPruss woble,  perhaps Thracian ( din ) upla,  ( sin ) upyla  wild pumpkin, OCS ( j ) abl?ko  (representing *abl?-ko,  neuter) < Balto-Slavic *?blu-.  Cf. Avalon

Example Sentences:
Isaac Newton was 83 when he told a biographer the tale of observing an apple fall at age 23.
At the games that followed the wedding feast she threw a golden apple  .
Residents walk to the foundry, to peach and apple  orchards and to greenhouses   where they grow herbs and vegetables.
Make circles of overlapping apple  slices on top of the brown sugar.
You are trying to compare a red rock to an apple  to say apple s are rocks.
Either that or I need to find a really good apple  pie recipe.
This trail includes visits to Londonderry's five apple  orchards.
The flavors and juices blend beautifully and the apple  bakes firm and tender in its foil jacket.
There is always one bad apple  in the bunch.
Cover bottom of a shallow baking-dish with apple  sauce.

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