apricot

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Apricot fruits
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Etymology[edit]

Alteration (under the influence of French abricot) of apricock, itself an alteration (under influence of Latin apricum (sunny place)) of abrecock, from dialectal Catalan abrecoc, abercoc, variant of standard albercoc, from Arabic البرقوق (al-barqūq, plums), from Byzantine Greek βερικοκκία (berikokkia) (pl.), from Ancient Greek πραικὄκιον (praikókion), from Late Latin (persica) præcocia (pl.), (mālum) præcoquum, neuter of Latin (persicum) præcox, literally 'over-ripe peach'.

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apricot (plural apricots)

  1. A round sweet and juicy stone fruit, resembling peach or plum in taste, with a yellow-orange flesh, lightly fuzzy skin and a large seed inside.
  2. The apricot tree, Prunus armeniaca
  3. A pale yellow-orange colour, like that of an apricot fruit.
    apricot colour:    
  4. A dog with an orange-coloured coat.
  5. (sniper slang) the junction of the brain and brain stem on a target, used as an aiming point to ensure a one-shot kill.
  6. (slang, usually in plural) A testicle.

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apricot (comparative more apricot, superlative most apricot)

  1. Of a pale yellowish-orange colour, like that of an apricot.

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