apricot /ˈeɪprɪkɒt/


I. noun

1. a juicy, soft fruit of an orange-yellow colour resembling a small peach.

[as modifier]

apricot jam.
2. [ mass noun] an orange-yellow colour like the skin of a ripe apricot.
3. (also apricot tree) the tree bearing apricots.

Prunus armeniaca, family Rosaceae.
– origin mid 16th cent.: from Portuguese albricoque or Spanish albaricoque, from Spanish Arabic al ‘the’ + barqūq (via late Greek from Latin praecoquum, variant of praecox ‘early-ripe’); influenced by Latin apricus ‘ripe’ and French abricot.

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