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May apple

  

      n  
1    an American plant, Podophyllum peltatum, with edible yellowish egg-shaped fruit: family Podophyllaceae  
2    the fruit of this plant  
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apple  
      n  
1    a rosaceous tree, Malus pumila (or Pyrus malus), widely cultivated in temperate regions in many varieties, having pink or white fragrant flowers and firm rounded edible fruits  
2    the fruit of this tree, having red, yellow, or green skin and crisp whitish flesh  
3    the wood of this tree  
4    any of several unrelated trees that have fruit similar to the apple, such as the custard apple, sugar apple, and May apple  
   See also       love apple       oak apple       thorn apple  
5    apple of one's eye   a person or thing that is very precious or much loved  
6    bad or rotten apple   a person with a corrupting influence,   (See also)        apples  
     (Old English æppel; related to Old Saxon appel, Old Norse apall, Old High German apful)  


Adam's apple  
      n   the visible projection of the thyroid cartilage of the larynx at the front of the neck  
apple blight  
      n   an aphid, Eriosoma lanigera, that is covered with a powdery waxy secretion and infests apple trees,   (Also called)    American blight  
apple box  
      n   an ornamental Australian tree, Eucalyptus bridgesiana, having heart-shaped juvenile leaves, large lanceolate adult leaves, and conical fruits,   (Also called)    apple gum  
apple butter  
      n   a jam made from stewed spiced apples  
apple green  
      n  
a    a bright light green or moderate yellowish-green  
b    (as adj.)  
an apple-green carpet     
Apple Isle  
      n  
the     (Austral)  
informal   Tasmania  
  Apple Islander      n  
apple maggot  
      n   a fruit fly, Rhagoletis pomonella, the larvae of which bore into and feed on the fruit of apple trees: family Trypetidae  
apple of discord  
      n     (Greek myth)   a golden apple inscribed ``For the fairest.'' It was claimed by Hera, Athena, and Aphrodite, to whom Paris awarded it, thus beginning a chain of events that led to the Trojan War  
apple-pie bed  
      n     (Brit)   a way of making a bed so as to prevent the person from entering it  
apple-pie order  
      n  
Informal   perfect order or condition  
apple polisher  
      n  
Informal   a sycophant; toady  
apple sauce  
      n  
1    a purée of stewed apples often served with pork  
2      (U.S. and Canadian)  
slang   nonsense; rubbish  
balsam apple  
      n   an ornamental cucurbitaceous vine, Momordica balsamina, of the Old World tropics, with yellow flowers and orange egg-shaped fruits  
Big Apple  
      n  
the  
Informal   New York City  
     (C20: probably from US jazzmen's earlier use to mean any big, esp. northern, city; of obscure origin)  
bitter apple  
      n      another name for       colocynth  
crab apple  
      n  
1    any of several rosaceous trees of the genus Malus that have white, pink, or red flowers and small sour apple-like fruits  
2    the fruit of any of these trees, used to make jam  
custard apple  
      n  
1    a West Indian tree, Annona reticulata: family Annonaceae  
2    the large heart-shaped fruit of this tree, which has a fleshy edible pulp  
3    any of several related trees or fruits, esp. the papaw and sweetsop,   (Also called (for senses 1, 2))    bullocks heart  
love apple  
      n      an archaic name for       tomato  
May apple  
      n  
1    an American plant, Podophyllum peltatum, with edible yellowish egg-shaped fruit: family Podophyllaceae  
2    the fruit of this plant  
oak apple   , gall  
      n   any of various brownish round galls on oak trees, containing the larva of certain wasps  
Oak-apple Day  
      n   (in Britain) May 29, the anniversary of the Restoration (1660), formerly commemorated by the wearing of oak apples or oak leaves, recalling the Boscobel oak in which Charles II hid after the battle of Worcester  
rose apple  
      n   an ornamental myrtaceous tree, Eugenia jambos, of the East Indies, cultivated in the tropics for its edible fruit  
star-apple  
      n  
1    a West Indian sapotaceous tree, Chrysophyllum cainito, with smooth-skinned edible greenish-purple fruit  
2    the fruit of this tree which, when cut across, reveals a star-shaped arrangement of seeds  
sugar apple  
      n      another name for       sweetsop  
thorn apple  
      n  
1    a poisonous solanaceous plant, Datura stramonium, of the N hemisphere, having white funnel-shaped flowers and spiny capsule fruits,   (U.S. name)    jimson weed      See also       stramonium  
2    any other plant of the genus Datura  
3    the fruit of certain types of hawthorn  
toffee-apple  
      n   an apple fixed on a stick and coated with a thin layer of toffee  

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n.
Arotten apple is a member of a group, or a single element in a set of things, that is bad and likely to corrupt the other people or things in the group
Allusion to the expression "One bad apple spoils the barrel"
exp.
used to point out that small problems or unpleasant events can in the end help things get better
n.
a virtual component in cyberspace which may be in any form and may execute any function, solely or partially.
[Tech.]
det.
Cybertort is a willful act done by a person on internet that may cause legal injuries to virtual identity or virtual property of a person in cyberspace
[Leg.];[Tech.] cyber defamation is Cybertort
n.
A moulding commonly used in framing oil paintings. The liner is fixed inside the frame and appears between the image and the outer frame. Generally made out of wood or some other hard material, the liner may have fabric glued down to it. Liners are to canvases what a mat/mount is to a print on paper
[Artwork framing] Polystyrene or wood liner. Fabric-covered liner. Linen liner. Gold liner.
exp.
A set of online digital assets or virtual value that may be left to another person in a will.
[Tech.]
exp.
A set of virtual assets or virtual value in cyberspace that may be left to another in a will.
[Tech.]
exp.
expression used for warning that, although something seems to be over, settled, new events that could change the situation may occur
syn.: "it ain't over till it's over"
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