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Definition of apple:

  1. Any fruit or other vegetable production resembling, or supposed to resemble, the apple; as, apple of love, or love apple ( a tomato), balsam apple, egg apple, oak apple.
  2. Any tree genus Pyrus which has the stalk sunken into the base of the fruit; an apple tree.
  3. Anything round like an apple; as, an apple of gold.
  4. The fleshy pome or fruit of a rosaceous tree ( Pyrus malus) cultivated in numberless varieties in the temperate zones.
  5. To grow like an apple; to bear apples.


orchard apple tree, Malus pumila, hip, gall.

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