Sarcocephalus esculentus
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]


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  • Sarcocephalus esculentus — noun a stout spreading or semi climbing tropical shrub with round brownish red warty fruit; Africa • Syn: ↑negro peach, ↑Sarcocephalus latifolius • Hypernyms: ↑shrub, ↑bush • Member Holonyms: ↑Sarcocephalus, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sarcocephalus — Taxobox name = Sarcocephalus status = image width = 250px image caption = Sarcocephalus latifolius: illustrations C F regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Gentianales familia = Rubiaceae genus = Sarcocephalus… …   Wikipedia

  • Sarcocephalus — noun genus of tropical African trees and shrubs • Syn: ↑genus Sarcocephalus • Hypernyms: ↑asterid dicot genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Rubiaceae, ↑family Rubiaceae, ↑madder family …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sarcocephalus latifolius — noun a stout spreading or semi climbing tropical shrub with round brownish red warty fruit; Africa • Syn: ↑negro peach, ↑Sarcocephalus esculentus • Hypernyms: ↑shrub, ↑bush • Member Holonyms: ↑Sarcocephalus, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sarcocephălus — (S. Afzel., De C), Pflanzengattung aus der Familie der Rubiaceae Cinchonaceae; Art: S. esculentus, Strauch in Senegambien …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • genus Sarcocephalus — noun genus of tropical African trees and shrubs • Syn: ↑Sarcocephalus • Hypernyms: ↑asterid dicot genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Rubiaceae, ↑family Rubiaceae, ↑madder family …   Useful english dictionary

  • negro peach — noun a stout spreading or semi climbing tropical shrub with round brownish red warty fruit; Africa • Syn: ↑Sarcocephalus latifolius, ↑Sarcocephalus esculentus • Hypernyms: ↑shrub, ↑bush • Member Holonyms: ↑Sarcocephalus …   Useful english dictionary

  • AEgeria exitiosa — 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

  • Amygdalus Persica — 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

  • Bactris speciosa — 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

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