Peach

Peach

(pch), n. [OE. peche, peshe, OF. pesche, F. pche, fr. LL. persia, L. Persicum (sc. malum) a Persian apple, a peach. Cf. Persian, and Parsee.] 1. (Bot.) A well-known high-flavored juicy fruit, containing one or two seeds in a hard almond-like endocarp or stone. In the wild stock the fruit is hard and inedible.
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2. The tree (Prunus Persica syn. Amygdalus Persica) which bears the peach fruit.
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3. The pale red color of the peach blossom, or the light pinkish yellow of the peach fruit.
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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 (Zol.), the larva of a clearwing moth (geria exitiosa, or Sannina, exitiosa) of the family geriid, which is very destructive to peach trees by boring in the wood, usually near the ground; also, the moth itself. See Illust. under Borer.
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