pippin


pippin

noun

  1. any of numerous roundish or oblate varieties of apple.
  2. Botany. a seed.

noun

  1. any of several varieties of eating apple with a rounded oblate shape
  2. the seed of any of these fruits

n.“excellent person or thing,” 1897, from coveted varieties of apple that were raised from seed (so called since early 15c.), from Middle English pipin “seed” (see pip (n.1)).

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