[syn: yellowish pink, apricot, peach, salmon pink]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Apricot \A"pri*cot\, n. [OE. apricock, abricot, F. abricot, fr.
Sp. albaricoque or Pg. albricoque, fr. Ar. albirq[=u]q,
al-burq[=u]q. Though the E. and F. form abricot is derived
from the Arabic through the Spanish, yet the Arabic word
itself was formed from the Gr. praiko`kia, pl. (Diosc. c.
100) fr. L. praecoquus, praecox, early ripe. The older E.
form apricock was prob. taken direct from Pg. See
Precocious, Cook.] (Bot.)
A fruit allied to the plum, of an orange color, oval shape,
and delicious taste; also, the tree (Prunus Armeniaca of
Linn[ae]us) which bears this fruit. By cultivation it has
been introduced throughout the temperate zone.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: Asian tree having clusters of usually white blossoms and
edible fruit resembling the peach [syn: apricot, apricot
2: downy yellow to rosy-colored fruit resembling a small peach
3: a shade of pink tinged with yellow [syn: yellowish pink,
apricot, peach, salmon pink]