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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ To get good dried apricots it is nowadays necessary to shop for them in wholefood and health food stores.
▪ A good addition to dried apricot fool is a spoonful or two of freshly ground almonds.
▪ Commercially dried apricots are exposed to sulphur dioxide to preserve their colour, before they are dried in hot air.
▪ Brush the top of one semi-circle with apricot glaze and place the other on top to form a half-moon sandwich.
▪ Brush the whole cake with apricot glaze, then roll out the remaining marzipan to a large circle to cover.
▪ Trim it to fit exactly and brush with apricot glaze.
▪ Brush with some of the apricot glaze.
▪ Secure the cakes together with a little apricot glaze and brush all over with the remaining glaze.
▪ Brush all over the outside and inside with apricot glaze.
▪ Allow to cool slightly, then brush top of the cake with apricot glaze.
▪ Arrange fruit and nuts over the top then, using a pastry brush, glaze carefully with apricot glaze.
▪ Heat the apricot jam gently and brush over the cake.
▪ You combine yogurt with some mustard and some apricot jam.
▪ Breakfast had been fruit and coffee; she'd firmly resisted the croissants with butter and apricot jam.
▪ Brush cake with strained apricot jam and place marzipan on top.
▪ Press the apricot jam through a sieve and stir in one tablespoon of cold water.
▪ A sort of sponge, low and crusty and golden, which they ate with apricot jam.
▪ There were dried apricots and candy to eat and more Bacardi.
▪ Like the salad with macadamia nuts and sliced dried apricots.
▪ Brush the whole cake with apricot glaze, then roll out the remaining marzipan to a large circle to cover.
▪ Heat the apricot jam gently and brush over the cake.
▪ Her apricot corduroy skirt and sweater are simple and worn.
▪ Like the salad with macadamia nuts and sliced dried apricots.
▪ Peel, core and finely chop the apricots and mix well with the cheese mixture.
▪ The 25 varieties include: apricot, strawberry, orange extra marmalade and four berry fruits.
▪ The platters are filled with raspberry meringues, apricot turnovers, dark red cherries.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

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.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1550s, abrecock, from Catalan abercoc, related to Portuguese albricoque, from Arabic al-birquq, through Byzantine Greek berikokkia from Latin (malum) praecoquum "early-ripening (fruit)" (see precocious). Form assimilated to French abricot.\n\nLatin praecoquis early-ripe, can probably be attributed to the fact that the fruit was considered a variety of peach that ripened sooner than other peaches ....


\n The older Latin name for it was prunum Armeniacum or malum Armeniacum, in reference to supposed origin in Armenia. As a color name, first attested 1906.

a. Of a pale yellowish-orange colour, like that of an apricot. n. 1 A round sweet and juicy stone fruit, resembling peach or plum in taste, with a yellow-orange flesh, lightly fuzzy skin and a large seed inside. 2 The apricot tree, ''Prunus armeniaca'' 3 A pale yellow-orange colour, like that of an apricot fruit. 4 A dog with an orange-coloured coat. 5 (label en sniper slang) the junction of the brain and brain stem on a target, used as an aiming point to ensure a one-shot kill. 6 (context slang usually in plural English) A testicle.

  1. n. Asian tree having clusters of usually white blossoms and edible fruit resembling the peach [syn: apricot tree]

  2. downy yellow to rosy-colored fruit resembling a small peach

  3. a shade of pink tinged with yellow [syn: yellowish pink, peach, salmon pink]


The Asia Pacific Regional Internet Conference on Operational Technologies (APRICOT) is the annual Internet operations conference for the Asia-Pacific region.

Apricot (color)

Apricot is a light yellowish- orangish color that is similar to the color of apricots. However, it is somewhat paler than actual apricots.

Apricot (disambiguation)

Apricot is a fruit from several tree species in family Rosaceae, and the trees that bear them.

Apricot may also refer to:

  • Desert apricot, Prunus eriogyna
  • Apricot (color)
  • APRICOT (conference)
  • Apricot Computers
  • Womenswear retailer within the United Kingdom
  • Yo Frankie! (code named "Project Apricot"), an open content video game by the Blender Foundation (2008)
  • Slang for the Medulla Oblongata, the part of the brain sometimes used as a target by snipers
  • Tropical apricot, several plants

Usage examples of "apricot".

It was the same apricot brandy that he had brought to the little house that Hap and I had shared.

The banks were lined with flowering peach, and chiching trees with violet flowers growing directly from the trunks and branches, and behind them was a shady bamboo grove, and then the pear trees, and then a thousand apricot trees that were flaming with a million scarlet blossoms.

A tall, fair-haired woman in a jumpsuit was walking an apricot poodle, but she scarcely looked at me.

I am not able to imagine Naomi Griffiths unique, the one woman who owned apricot silk underwear.

The Chief Constable has ordered enquiries at the drapers and dressmakers about apricot silk and Naomi.

The tangled branches of wild apricot trees ringed the pool, perfuming the air with the scent of ripe fruit.

Above the apricot trees towered thirty majestic palms, their fernlike fronds splayed like open fingers against the starry sky.

Thick hedges of green briars, interspersed with acacia and wild apricot trees, lined the four canals that still divided the city into quarters.

I swallowed the warmth of a summer day, and then breathed out through my open mouth, tasting apricots and friendship as I held the flask out to him.

Up here rooting around for mushrooms and eating apricots out of my handkerchief.

In a minute I had a bag of crackers and a long-handled spoon, with an open can each of apricots and pineapples and cherries and greengages beside of me with Uncle Emsley busy chopping away with the hatchet at the yellow clings.

Ajaman had the night watch, and he wanted me to bring him some apricots and milk.

The air smelled of roses and apricots, and the world was filled with the singing of birds.

She decided that there were some bacon rashers left, in which trout could be wrapped, that there were some chives still in her window box, that she would take fennel for a vegetable and a pound of apricots for dessert.

Irritably, Colette put the trout in the fridge, cleaned the fennel, made vinaigrette for the avocados, and decided to eat the apricots as they were, without bothering to make tart crust.