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 for Apple
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Apple \Ap"ple\ ([a^]p"p'l), n. [OE. appel, eppel, AS. [ae]ppel,
     [ae]pl; akin to Fries. & D. appel, OHG, aphul, aphol, G.
     apfel, Icel. epli, Sw. [aum]ple, Dan. [ae]ble, Gael. ubhall,
     W. afal, Arm. aval, Lith. ob[*u]lys, Russ. iabloko; of
     unknown origin.]
     1. The fleshy pome or fruit of a rosaceous tree ({Pyrus
        malus) cultivated in numberless varieties in the
        temperate zones.
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     Note: The European crab apple is supposed to be the original
           kind, from which all others have sprung.
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     2. (bot.) Any tree genus Pyrus which has the stalk sunken
        into the base of the fruit; an apple tree.
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     3. 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.
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     4. Anything round like an apple; as, an apple of gold.
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     Note: Apple is used either adjectively or in combination; as,
           apple paper or apple-paper, apple-shaped, apple
           blossom, apple dumpling, apple pudding.
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     Apple blight, an aphid which injures apple trees. See
        Blight, n.
  
     Apple borer (Zool.), a coleopterous insect ({Saperda
        candida or Saperda bivittata), the larva of which bores
        into the trunk of the apple tree and pear tree.
  
     Apple brandy, brandy made from apples.
  
     Apple butter, a sauce made of apples stewed down in cider.
        --Bartlett.
  
     Apple corer, an instrument for removing the cores from
        apples.
  
     Apple fly (Zool.), any dipterous insect, the larva of which
        burrows in apples. Apple flies belong to the genera
        Drosophila and Trypeta.
  
     Apple midge (Zool.) a small dipterous insect ({Sciara
        mali), the larva of which bores in apples.
  
     Apple of the eye, the pupil.
  
     Apple of discord, a subject of contention and envy, so
        called from the mythological golden apple, inscribed "For
        the fairest," which was thrown into an assembly of the
        gods by Eris, the goddess of discord. It was contended for
        by Juno, Minerva, and Venus, and was adjudged to the
        latter.
  
     Apple of love, or Love apple, the tomato ({Lycopersicum
        esculentum).
  
     Apple+of+Peru,+a+large+coarse+herb+({Nicandra+physaloides">Apple of Peru, a large coarse herb ({Nicandra physaloides)
        bearing pale blue flowers, and a bladderlike fruit
        inclosing a dry berry.
  
     Apples of Sodom, a fruit described by ancient writers as
        externally of fair appearance but dissolving into smoke
        and ashes when plucked; Dead Sea apples. The name is often
        given to the fruit of Solanum Sodom[ae]um, a prickly
        shrub with fruit not unlike a small yellow tomato.
  
     Apple sauce, stewed apples. [U. S.]
  
     Apple snail or Apple shell (Zool.), a fresh-water,
        operculated, spiral shell of the genus Ampullaria.
  
     Apple tart, a tart containing apples.
  
     Apple tree, a tree which naturally bears apples. See
        Apple, 2.
  
     Apple wine, cider.
  
     Apple worm (Zool.), the larva of a small moth ({Carpocapsa
        pomonella) which burrows in the interior of apples. See
        Codling moth.
  
     Dead Sea Apple.
        (a) pl. Apples of Sodom. Also Fig. "To seek the Dead Sea
            apples of politics." --S. B. Griffin.
        (b) A kind of gallnut coming from Arabia. See Gallnut.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Apple \Ap"ple\ ([a^]p"p'l), v. i.
     To grow like an apple; to bear apples. --Holland.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  apple
      n 1: fruit with red or yellow or green skin and sweet to tart
           crisp whitish flesh
      2: native Eurasian tree widely cultivated in many varieties for
         its firm rounded edible fruits [syn: apple, orchard apple
         tree, Malus pumila]

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  Apple Computer, Inc.
  Apple
  
      Manufacturers of the Macintosh range of personal
     computers as well as the earlier Apple I, Apple II and
     Lisa.  Founded on 1 April 1976 by Steve Jobs and Steve
     Wozniak.
  
     Apples were among the first microcomputers.  They originally
     used the 6502 processor and are still being made (August
     1994), now using the 65816.  The Apple II line, which
     includes the Apple I, is the longest existing line of
     microcomputers.
  
     Steve Jobs left Apple (involuntarily) and started NeXT and
     later returned when Apple bought NeXT in late 1997(?).
  
     Quarterly sales $2150M, profits $138M (Aug 1994).
     http://apple.com/)">(http://apple.com/).
  
     [Dates?  More?]
  
     (1998-03-13)
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  APPLE
  
      A revision of APL for the Illiac IV.
  
     (1995-04-28)
  

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

  Apple
     (Heb. tappuah, meaning "fragrance"). Probably the apricot or
     quince is intended by the word, as Palestine was too hot for the
     growth of apples proper. It is enumerated among the most
     valuable trees of Palestine (Joel 1:12), and frequently referred
     to in Canticles, and noted for its beauty (2:3, 5; 8:5). There
     is nothing to show that it was the "tree of the knowledge of
     good and evil." Dr. Tristram has suggested that the apricot has
     better claims than any other fruit-tree to be the apple of
     Scripture. It grows to a height of 30 feet, has a roundish mass
     of glossy leaves, and bears an orange coloured fruit that gives
     out a delicious perfume. The "apple of the eye" is the Heb.
     _ishon_, meaning manikin, i.e., the pupil of the eye (Prov.
     7:2). (Comp. the promise, Zech. 2:8; the prayer, Ps. 17:8; and
     its fulfilment, Deut. 32:10.)
     
       The so-called "apple of Sodom" some have supposed to be the
     Solanum sanctum (Heb. hedek), rendered "brier" (q.v.) in Micah
     7:4, a thorny plant bearing fruit like the potato-apple. This
     shrub abounds in the Jordan valley. (See ENGEDI.)
     

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