apricot

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Apricot fruits
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Etymology[edit]

Alteration of apricock (with influence from French abricot), itself an alteration of abrecock (with influence from Latin apricum ‎(sunny place)), from dialectal Catalan abrecoc, abercoc, variants of standard albercoc, from Arabic البَرْقُوق ‎(al-barqūq, plums), from Byzantine Greek βερικοκκῐ́ᾱ ‎(berikokkíā, apricot tree), from Ancient Greek πραικὄκῐον ‎(praikókion), from Late Latin (persica) praecocia ‎(literally over-ripe (peaches)), (mālum) praecoquum ‎(literally over-ripe (apple)).

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Noun[edit]

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, chiefly in the 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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