Definition of apricot noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈeɪprɪkɒt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈæprɪkɑːt//
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  1. 1 [countable] a round fruit with yellow or orange skin and a large seed inside dried apricots See related entries: Fruit
  2. 2 [uncountable] a yellowish-orange colour
  3. Word Originmid 16th cent.: from Portuguese albricoque or Spanish albaricoque, from Spanish Arabic al ‘the’ + barqūq (via late Greek from Latin praecoquum, variant of praecox ‘early-ripe’); influenced by Latin apricus ‘ripe’ and French abricot.

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