[mak-in-tosh] /ˈmæk ɪnˌtɒʃ/

a variety of red apple that ripens in early autumn.
a Canadian variety of red-skinned eating apple

kind of red apples, 1874, from John McIntosh (b.1777), Ontario farmer who found them in 1796 while clearing woodland on his farm and began to cultivate them. The surname is Gaelic Mac an toisich “son of the chieftain.”


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