after me, the deluge (attributed to Louis XV, adapted from après nous le déluge “after us the deluge,” credited to Madame de Pompadour: said in reference to signs of the approaching Revolution).
the period of relaxation that follows skiing: menus suitable for après-ski. pertaining to or suitable for such a time: après-ski clothes; an après-ski party. noun social activity following a day’s skiing (as modifier): an après-ski outfit
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v. 1690s, “to bask in the sun,” from Latin apricatus, past participle of apricari “to bask in the sun,” from apricus “exposed” (to the sun); perhaps contracted from *apericus, from aperire “to open.” Transitive sense is recorded from 1851.
the downy, yellow, sometimes rosy fruit, somewhat resembling a small peach, of the tree Prunus armeniaca. the tree itself. a pinkish yellow or yellowish pink. Also called wild apricot. Chiefly South Midland U.S. the maypop vine and its fruit; passionfruit. Contemporary Examples A pluot is a hybrid of plum and apricot, dominated by plummy characteristics […]