Chiefly New England. a deep-dish apple pie or cobbler, usually sweetened with molasses.
- Apple of discord
a golden apple inscribed “For the fairest,” thrown by Eris, goddess of discord, among the gods. Its award by Paris to Aphrodite caused events that led to the Trojan War. noun (Greek myth) a golden apple inscribed “For the fairest” It was claimed by Hera, Athena, and Aphrodite, to whom Paris awarded it, thus beginning […]
- Apple green
a clear, light green. Historical Examples If the green gages are colorless, add three or four drops of apple green coloring to the cream before freezing. Ice Creams, Water Ices, Frozen Puddings Together with Refreshments for all Social Affairs Mrs. S. T. Rorer They were all dressed in white and each carried a sweater, Sarah’s […]
- Apple of one’s eye
something or someone very precious or dear: His new baby girl was the apple of his eye. The favorite object of a person’s love or affection: “Linda was fond of all the horses on the ranch, but the little palomino was the apple of her eye.” Special favorite, beloved person or thing, as in The […]
- Apple grunt
Chiefly Eastern Massachusetts. . Compare (def 6).