apple NOUN the rounded fruit of a tree of the rose family, with green or red skin and crisp flesh.
the apple never falls far from the tree — Cf. ↑the apple never falls far from the tree
the apple of one's eye — Cf. ↑the apple of one's eye
a rotten (or bad) apple — Cf. ↑a rotten apple
upset the apple cart — Cf. ↑upset the apple cart
DERIVATIVES appley adjective.
ORIGIN Old English.

English terms dictionary. 2015.

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