Palm peach
Peach Peach (p[=e]ch), n. [OE. peche, peshe, OF. pesche, F. p[^e]che, fr. LL. persia, L. Persicum (sc. malum) a Persian apple, a peach. Cf. {Persian}, and {Parsee}.] (Bot.) A well-known high-flavored juicy fruit, containing one or two seeds in a hard almond-like endocarp or stone; also, the tree which bears it ({Prunus Persica} syn. {Amygdalus Persica}). In the wild stock the fruit is hard and inedible. [1913 Webster]

{Guinea peach}, or {Sierra Leone peach}, the large edible berry of the {Sarcocephalus esculentus}, a rubiaceous climbing shrub of west tropical Africa.

{Palm peach}, the fruit of a Venezuelan palm tree ({Bactris speciosa}).

{Peach color}, the pale red color of the peach blossom.

{Peach-tree borer} (Zo["o]l.), the larva of a clearwing moth ({[AE]geria exitiosa}, or {Sannina, exitiosa}) of the family {[AE]geriid[ae]}, which is very destructive to peach trees by boring in the wood, usually near the ground; also, the moth itself. See Illust. under {Borer}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Palm, peach — Guilielma (E) …   EthnoBotanical Dictionary

  • Peach — (p[=e]ch), n. [OE. peche, peshe, OF. pesche, F. p[^e]che, fr. LL. persia, L. Persicum (sc. malum) a Persian apple, a peach. Cf. {Persian}, and {Parsee}.] (Bot.) A well known high flavored juicy fruit, containing one or two seeds in a hard almond… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Peach color — Peach Peach (p[=e]ch), n. [OE. peche, peshe, OF. pesche, F. p[^e]che, fr. LL. persia, L. Persicum (sc. malum) a Persian apple, a peach. Cf. {Persian}, and {Parsee}.] (Bot.) A well known high flavored juicy fruit, containing one or two seeds in a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Peach-tree borer — Peach Peach (p[=e]ch), n. [OE. peche, peshe, OF. pesche, F. p[^e]che, fr. LL. persia, L. Persicum (sc. malum) a Persian apple, a peach. Cf. {Persian}, and {Parsee}.] (Bot.) A well known high flavored juicy fruit, containing one or two seeds in a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • peach-palm — peachˈ palm noun The pupunha, a S American palm (Bactris or Guilielma) with an edible fruit like a peach in appearance • • • Main Entry: ↑peach …   Useful english dictionary

  • palm — palm1 /pahm/, n. 1. the part of the inner surface of the hand that extends from the wrist to the bases of the fingers. 2. the corresponding part of the forefoot of an animal. 3. the part of a glove covering this part of the hand. 4. Also called… …   Universalium

  • palm chestnut — ▪ nut  edible nut of the peach palm (Bactris gasipaes, or in some classifications Guilielma gasipaes), family Arecaceae (Palmae), that is grown extensively from Central America as far south as Ecuador. The typical 18 metre (60 foot) mature peach… …   Universalium

  • peach palm — valgomoji slyvenė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Arekinių šeimos aliejinis, daržovinis, vaistinis augalas (Bactris gasipaes), paplitęs Pietų Amerikoje. Vedantis valgomus vaisius, naudojamas kaip daržovė. Iš jo gaunamas krakmolas.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • peach palm — noun 1. : a So. American pinnate leaved palm (Bactris gasipaes) with thorny stems and edible fruit 2. : a spiny So. American palm (Guilielma utilis) that is prized for its hard wood and edible fruit …   Useful english dictionary

  • Peach Palm — Guilielma (E) …   EthnoBotanical Dictionary

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