the subacid, juicy, drupaceous fruit of a tree, Prunus persica, of the rose family.
the tree itself, cultivated in temperate climates.
a light pinkish yellow, as of a peach.
Informal. a person or thing that is especially attractive, liked, or enjoyed.
made or cooked with peaches or a flavor like that of a peach:
of the color peach.
[peech] /pitʃ/ Slang.
verb (used without object)
to inform against an accomplice or associate.
verb (used with object)
to inform against; betray.
a small rosaceous tree, Prunus persica, with pink flowers and rounded edible fruit: cultivated in temperate regions See also nectarine (sense 1)
the soft juicy fruit of this tree, which has a downy reddish-yellow skin, yellowish-orange sweet flesh, and a single stone See also nectarine (sense 2)
(informal) a person or thing that is especially pleasing
(intransitive except in obsolete uses) (slang) to inform against an accomplice
c.1400 (late 12c. as a surname), from Old French pesche “peach, peach tree” (Old North French peske, Modern French pêche), and directly from Medieval Latin pesca, from Late Latin pessica, variant of persica “peach, peach tree,” from Latin malum Persicum, literally “Persian apple,” translating Greek Persikon malon, from Persis “Persia” (see Persian).
In ancient Greek Persikos could mean “Persian” or “the peach.” The tree is native to China, but reached Europe via Persia. By 1663 William Penn observed peaches in cultivation on American plantations. Meaning “attractive woman” is attested from 1754; that of “good person” is from 1904. Peaches and cream in reference to a type of complexion is from 1901. Peach blossom as a color is from 1702. Georgia has been the Peach State since 1939.
“to inform against,” 1560s (earlier “to accuse, indict, bring to trial,” mid-15c.), a shortening of appeach, an obsolete variant of impeach. Related: Peached; peaching.
noun 1. a bark beetle, Phloeotribus liminaris, that feeds on and nests in peach and other drupaceous trees.
noun 1. the flower of the peach tree: the state flower of Delaware.
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job (Or “PC analyst”, end user support) A person who works with microcomputer applications including word processors, spreadsheets, presentation graphics, database management systems, electronic mail, and communications. He also evaluates, installs and supports PCs, Macintoshes, and associated peripherals. (2004-03-20)
noun 1. an American art glass made in various pale colors and sometimes having an underlayer of milk glass.