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Peach Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    peach n
  1. cultivated in temperate regions [syn: peach tree, Prunus persica}]
  2. a very attractive or seductive looking woman [syn: smasher, stunner, knockout, beauty, ravisher, sweetheart, lulu, looker, mantrap, dish]
  3. downy juicy fruit with sweet yellowish or whitish flesh
  4. a shade of pink tinged with yellow [syn: yellowish pink, apricot, salmon pink] v : divulge confidential information or secrets; "Be careful--his secretary talks" [syn: spill the beans, let the cat out of the bag, talk, tattle, blab, babble, sing, babble out, blab out] [ant: keep quiet]
Peach Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Peach \Peach\, v. t. [See Appeach, Impeach.] To accuse of crime; to inform against. [Obs.] --Foxe.
Peach Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Peach \Peach\, v. i. To turn informer; to betray one's accomplice. [Obs. or Colloq.] If I be ta'en, I'll peach for this. --Shak.
Peach Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Peach \Peach\, n. [OE. peche, peshe, OF. pesche, F. p[^e]che, fr. LL. persia, L. Persicum (sc. malum) a Persian apple, a peach. Cf. Persian, and Parsee.] (Bot.) A well-known high-flavored juicy fruit, containing one or two seeds in a hard almond-like endocarp or stone; also, the tree which bears it (Prunus, or Amygdalus Persica). In the wild stock the fruit is hard and inedible. Guinea, or Sierra Leone, peach, the large edible berry
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Peach'


The peach tree (Prunus persica) is a species of Prunus native to China that bears an edible juicy fruit called a peach. It is a deciduous tree growing to 4–10 m (13–33 ft) tall, belonging to the subfamily Prunoideae of the family Rosaceae. It is classified with the almond in the subgenus Amygdalus within the genus Prunus, distinguished from the other subgenera by the corrugated seed shell.

The leaves are lanceolate, 7–16 cm (2.8–6.3 in) long, 2–3 cm (0.79–1.2 in) broad, pinnately veined. The flowers are produced in early spring before the leaves; they are solitary or paired, 2.5–3 cm diameter, pink, with five petals. The fruit has yellow or whitish flesh, a delicate aroma, and a skin that is either velvety (peaches) or smooth (nectarines) in different cultivars. The flesh is very delicate and easily bruised in some cultivars, but is fairly firm in some commercial varieties, especially when green. The single, large seed is red-brown, oval shaped, approximately 1.3–2 cm long, and is surrounded by a wood-like husk. Peaches, along with cherries, plums and apricots, are stone fruits (drupes).

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* Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education. - Mark Twain


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  • Peach, yellow, red: No one’s color blind
    A battle between yellow and peach on the red carpet of the House of Representatives marked the President’s State of the Nation Address (Sona) on Monday, delivered as he faced an impeachment threat and all-time low public approval ratings. Read more on this news related to 'Peach'
  • Tucson Peach Acquires Sonoran Air
    Kenneth D. Goodrich, managing partner of Tucson Peach, LLC and Goettl Air Conditioning, announced today Tucson Peach, LLC has acquired Phoenix-based HVAC company Sonoran Air. The c Read more on this news related to 'Peach'
  • Peach Festival to celebrate sports
    The 77th Peach Festival will be this weekend in Cobden. Read more on this news related to 'Peach'

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