[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 dessert consisting of cooked peach halves served with vanilla ice cream and Melba sauce. noun 1. a dessert made of halved peaches, vanilla ice cream, and Melba sauce
noun 1. . noun 1. a moth, Grapholitha molesta, introduced into the U.S. from the Orient, the larvae of which infest and feed on the twigs and fruits of peach, plum, and related trees.
noun 1. a palm, Bactris gasipaes, having very spiny, tall stems, widely cultivated in the New World tropics for its edible fruit and palm hearts.
noun 1. the larva of any of several clearwing moths, as Sanninoidea exitiosa, that bore into the wood of the peach and other drupaceous trees.