1. [syn: peach, peach tree, Prunus persica]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Peach \Peach\ (p[=e]ch), 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.]
1. (Bot.) A well-known high-flavored juicy fruit, containing
one or two seeds in a hard almond-like endocarp or stone.
In the wild stock the fruit is hard and inedible.
2. The tree (Prunus Persica syn. Amygdalus Persica) which
bears the peach fruit.
3. The pale red color of the peach blossom, or the light
pinkish yellow of the peach fruit.
Guinea peach, or Sierra Leone peach, the large edible
berry of the Sarcocephalus esculentus, a rubiaceous
climbing shrub of west tropical Africa.
Palm peach, the fruit of a Venezuelan palm tree (Bactris
Peach color, the pale red color of the peach blossom.
Peach-tree borer (Zool.), the larva of a clearwing moth
(Aegeria exitiosa, or Sannina, exitiosa) of the family
Aegeriidae, which is very destructive to peach trees by
boring in the wood, usually near the ground; also, the
moth itself. See Illust. under Borer.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: cultivated in temperate regions [syn: peach, peach
tree, Prunus persica]