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 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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  • peach tree borer — noun : any of several moth larvae that are destructive to peach trees, boring in the wood usually near ground level; especially : a white brown headed grub that is the larva of a blue black orange marked clearwing moth (Sanninoidea exitiosa) and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • peach tree borer — noun Date: 1850 a blue black clearwing moth (Synanthedon exitiosa syn. Sanninoidea exitiosa) with the female having an orange band on the abdomen and whose white brown headed larva bores in the wood of stone fruit trees (as the peach) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • peach tree borer — the larva of any of several clearwing moths, as Sanninoidea exitiosa, that bore into the wood of the peach and other drupaceous trees. [1840 50, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • lesser peach tree borer — noun : a borer that is the larva of a clearwing moth (Synanthedon pictipes) and that usually attacks the forks and crotches of peach trees and other stone fruit trees especially in the southern United States * * * the larva of a clearwing moth,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • lesser peach tree borer — noun Date: circa 1924 a clearwing moth (Synanthedon pictipes) whose larva bores into the wood of stone fruit trees and especially the peach …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • lesser peach tree borer — the larva of a clearwing moth, Synanthedon pictipes, distributed throughout the eastern U.S. and Canada but most prevalent in the South, that burrows into the injured trunks and branches of stone fruit trees. [1920 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • peach-bark borer — noun : peach tree borer …   Useful english 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 borer — noun 1. : peach tree borer 2. : the larva of a large beetle (Dicerca divaricata) of the family Buprestidae which bores especially in the peach, cherry, and maple …   Useful english dictionary

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