Also called flatheaded apple tree borer. the larva of a metallic wood-boring beetle, Chrysobothris femorata, that bores into the wood of apple and other fruit trees.
Also called roundheaded apple tree borer. the larva of a long-horned beetle, Saperda candida, that bores into the wood of apple and other fruit trees.
- Apple valley
a town in SE Minnesota.
- Apple, the
apple, the Related Terms the big apple noun phrase New York City •Popularized in the 1970s as a nickname: New York is the Big Apple/ young musicians storming into the Apple (1909+) A jitterbug dance of the mid1930s [apparently fr jazz musicians’ term apple for a city, esp a city in the North; the dance […]
Northern U.S. a rustic. a farm laborer, especially a fruit picker. noun Any fruit picker, esp a migratory orchard worker A rural person; unsophisticated rustic; hick [fr the practice of knocking apples out of trees]
apple-pie-and-motherhood modifier Having obvious and unexceptionable virtue: They’ll always vote yes on an apple-pie-and-motherhood issue