Sea apple
Sea apple Sea" ap"ple (Bot.) The fruit of a West Indian palm ({Manicaria Plukenetii}), often found floating in the sea. --A. Grisebach. [1913 Webster]

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  • Sea apple — Taxobox name = Sea apple regnum = Animalia phylum = Echinodermata classis = Holothuroidea genus = Pseudocolochirus Sea apple is a common name for large and somewhat round sea cucumbers of the genus Pseudocolochirus . Sea apples are filter feeders …   Wikipedia

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  • Dead Sea Apple — Apple Ap ple ([a^]p p l), n. [OE. appel, eppel, AS. [ae]ppel, [ae]pl; akin to Fries. & D. appel, OHG, aphul, aphol, G. apfel, Icel. epli, Sw. [ a]ple, Dan. [ae]ble, Gael. ubhall, W. afal, Arm. aval, Lith. ob[*u]lys, Russ. iabloko; of unknown… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dead sea apple — noun Usage: usually capitalized D&S Etymology: from the Dead sea 1. or dead sea fruit : apple of sodom 1a 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dead Sea apple — see apple of sodom * * * apple of Sodom or Dead Sea apple noun 1. A fruit described by the ancients as fair to look upon but turning to ashes when touched, variously thought to be a gall, or the fruit of an asclepiad Calotropis procera 2. By… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dead-Sea apple — Dead Dead (d[e^]d), a. [OE. ded, dead, deed, AS. de[ a]d; akin to OS. d[=o]d, D. dood, G. todt, tot, Icel. dau[eth]r, Sw. & Dan. d[ o]d, Goth. daubs; prop. p. p. of an old verb meaning to die. See {Die}, and cf. {Death}.] 1. Deprived of life;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dead Sea apple — noun a fruit, supposed to dissolve into smoke or ashes when plucked The man who makes himself a slave to gold is a miserable wretch indeed, winning for his prize the Dead Sea apple golden without, but ashes within. Syn: apple of Sodom …   Wiktionary

  • Apple — Ap ple ([a^]p p l), n. [OE. appel, eppel, AS. [ae]ppel, [ae]pl; akin to Fries. & D. appel, OHG, aphul, aphol, G. apfel, Icel. epli, Sw. [ a]ple, Dan. [ae]ble, Gael. ubhall, W. afal, Arm. aval, Lith. ob[*u]lys, Russ. iabloko; of unknown origin.] 1 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Apple blight — Apple Ap ple ([a^]p p l), n. [OE. appel, eppel, AS. [ae]ppel, [ae]pl; akin to Fries. & D. appel, OHG, aphul, aphol, G. apfel, Icel. epli, Sw. [ a]ple, Dan. [ae]ble, Gael. ubhall, W. afal, Arm. aval, Lith. ob[*u]lys, Russ. iabloko; of unknown… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Apple borer — Apple Ap ple ([a^]p p l), n. [OE. appel, eppel, AS. [ae]ppel, [ae]pl; akin to Fries. & D. appel, OHG, aphul, aphol, G. apfel, Icel. epli, Sw. [ a]ple, Dan. [ae]ble, Gael. ubhall, W. afal, Arm. aval, Lith. ob[*u]lys, Russ. iabloko; of unknown… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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