Meaning of “apple” in the English Dictionary

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"apple" in British English

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applenoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˈæp.əl/ us /ˈæp.əl/

A1 a round fruit with firm, white flesh and a green, red, or yellow skin:

to peel an apple
apple pie/sauce
an apple tree

More examples

  • He was munching on an apple.
  • He took a bite out of the apple.
  • The apple tree at the bottom of the garden is beginning to blossom.
  • Newton reasoned that there must be a force such as gravity, when an apple fell on his head.
  • Do you have any cooking apples?

(Definition of “apple” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"apple" in American English

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applenoun [ C/U ]

us /ˈæp·əl/

a round, edible fruit having a red, green, or yellow skin, or the tree on which it grows

(Definition of “apple” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)