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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
peach
noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a cherry/peach/apple etc tree
▪ We planted a peach tree in the backyard.
▪ the trunk of an old oak tree the main central part, from which the branches grow
Peach Melba
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ NOUN
tree
▪ They chucked the peach stones over the parapet so that peach trees would grow in the garden next year and surprise everyone.
▪ The moon had risen from behind the peach tree and its light came pouring in through the open windows.
▪ You could also try growing a lemon tree, peach tree or melon plant.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ Jan's a real peach.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Arrange grilled peaches on a platter and garnish with lime slices.
▪ Cantona's eventual finish, a delightful turn and shot to claim his first goal for United, was a peach.
▪ It has an all-pervading stench of goat and rotting peaches.
▪ So he raced from dogwood to blossoming peach.
▪ Talking of laughter, last night's 3-3 draw at Old Trafford was a peach.
▪ Then why not just eat a peach? we asked.
▪ This little gem delivers irresistible flavors of peach, apples, honey, spices and even strawberry, by golly.
▪ Until now the only sure solution has been to grow peaches under glass, but help may be at hand.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Peach

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

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.] (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 Persica syn. Amygdalus Persica). In the wild stock the fruit is hard and inedible.

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 speciosa).

Peach color, the pale red color of the peach blossom.

Peach-tree borer (Zo["o]l.), the larva of a clearwing moth ( [AE]geria exitiosa, or Sannina, exitiosa) of the family [AE]geriid[ae], which is very destructive to peach trees by boring in the wood, usually near the ground; also, the moth itself. See Illust. under Borer.

Peach

Peach \Peach\ (p[=e]ch), v. t. [See Appeach, Impeach.] To accuse of crime; to inform against. [Obs.]
--Foxe.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
peach

c.1400 (late 12c. as a surname), from Old French pesche "peach, peach tree" (Old North French peske, Modern French pêche), and directly from Medieval Latin pesca, from Late Latin pessica, variant of persica "peach, peach tree," from Latin malum Persicum, literally "Persian apple," translating Greek Persikon malon, from Persis "Persia" (see Persian).\n

\nIn ancient Greek Persikos could mean "Persian" or "the peach." The tree is native to China, but reached Europe via Persia. By 1663 William Penn observed peaches in cultivation on American plantations. Meaning "attractive woman" is attested from 1754; that of "good person" is from 1904. Peaches and cream in reference to a type of complexion is from 190

  1. Peach blossom as a color is from 170

  2. Georgia has been the Peach State since 1939.

peach

"to inform against," 1560s (earlier "to accuse, indict, bring to trial," mid-15c.), a shortening of appeach, an obsolete variant of impeach. Related: Peached; peaching.

Wiktionary
peach

Etymology 1

  1. 1 (colour) Of the color peach. 2 Particularly pleasing or agreeable. n. 1 A tree ((taxlink Prunus persica species noshow=1)), native to China and now widely cultivated throughout temperate regions, having pink flowers and edible fruit. 2 (senseid en fruit) The soft juicy stone fruit of the peach tree, having yellow flesh, downy, red-tinted yellow skin, and a deeply sculptured pit or stone containing a single seed. 3 A light moderate to strong yellowish pink to light orange color. 4 (context informal English) A particularly admirable or pleasing person or thing. Etymology 2

    v

  2. 1 (context intransitive obsolete English) To inform on someone; turn informer. 2 (context transitive obsolete English) To inform against.

WordNet
peach

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
  1. n. 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]

Gazetteer
Peach -- U.S. County in Georgia
Population (2000): 23668
Housing Units (2000): 9093
Land area (2000): 151.058459 sq. miles (391.239596 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.398603 sq. miles (1.032378 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 151.457062 sq. miles (392.271974 sq. km)
Located within: Georgia (GA), FIPS 13
Location: 32.573982 N, 83.835036 W
Headwords:
Peach
Peach, GA
Peach County
Peach County, GA
Wikipedia
PEACH

PEACH (born Patricia Elaine Reasoner; June 01, 1951) is an American blues and jazz artist – singer, songwriter, and guitarist, and producer. She currently resides in Venice, California U.S.A.

Peach (color)

Peach is a color that is named for the pale color of the exterior flesh of the peach fruit. Like the color apricot, the color called peach is paler than most actual peach fruits and seems to have been formulated (like the color apricot) primarily to create a pastel palette of colors for interior design. Peach can also be described as a pale, yellowish-pink.

Peach (disambiguation)

Peach is a tree, and the fruit produced by that tree.

Peach or PEACH may also refer to:

Peach (band)

Peach (also known as Peach [gb]) was a metal band from England that originally recorded between 1991 and 1994. The band was renamed Sterling in 1995, and Simon Oakes and Rob Havis later reformed as Suns of the Tundra in 2000.

The original line-up consisted of Simon Oakes, Rob Havis, Ben Durling and Justin Chancellor. Peach supported the band Tool on the European leg of their tours throughout 1993–1994 after the release of Undertow, and then released an album, Giving Birth to a Stone, themselves. After touring to promote their debut album, Peach recorded a second one, Volume II. It was never released due to a failure to secure a major record deal. In 1995 Oakes quit to form Geyser with Al Murray (prior to his comedy career), but Peach continued with replacement singer Rod Sterling. Rob Havis later left for fellow Tool support act Submarine (later to become JetBoy DC), and the name Peach was then dropped in favour of Sterling. Chancellor left the band to join Tool in 1995, after Tool's first bassist, Paul D'Amour, left. Sterling signed a deal with Mantra Records and released an album ( Monster Lingo) and had four singles.

In 2000, Giving Birth to a Stone was reissued to relative success on the DC Based Beatville Records imprint Vile Beat. In response to its popularity, Oakes and Havis decided to form a band again. With Durling and Chancellor still with other bands, they chose to perform instead under the name Suns of the Tundra. The new band has already published two albums, and play several old Peach songs in their live set.

Peach (pop band)

Peach (known as Peach Union in the United States) was a British pop/ dance/ electronic trio formed in London in 1995. The band had several singles in the mid to late 1990s. They are best known for the 1997 hit " On My Own".

Peach (song)

"Peach" is a 12-bar blues song by American musician Prince from his 1993 compilations, The Hits 2 and The Hits/The B-Sides.

The female moan heard on the track is that of American actress Kim Basinger. The B-side was the live version of " Nothing Compares 2 U" in the US, while the UK backed the song with an edit of " My Name Is Prince". In addition, the UK issued two CD singles for "Peach", each backed by hits not on the collection. The first disc contained "Peach", " Mountains", " Partyman", and " Money Don't Matter 2 Night". The second disc contained "Peach", along with " I Wish U Heaven", " Girls & Boys", and "My Name Is Prince". The second disc was sold in a special fold-out collector's case with a place holder for the first disc, which was sold separately. Prince performed the song live during his 1993 tour. It was the main sound theme of Spanish's talkshow 'Corazón, Corazón' in mid 90's.

Peach (surname)

Peach is a surname, and may refer to:

  • Alan Peach
  • Ben Peach
  • Bill Peach
  • Blair Peach
  • Calvin Peach
  • Charles William Peach
  • Daryl Peach
  • David Peach
  • Kenneth Peach
  • L. du Garde Peach
  • Mary Peach
  • Norm Peach
  • Richard Peach
  • Stuart Peach
  • Terry Peach
  • William Peach
Peach (airline)

, operating under the brand name Peach is a low-cost airline based in Japan. Its head office is on the fifth floor of on the property of Kansai International Airport in Izumisano, Osaka Prefecture.

Peach has hubs at Kansai International Airport in Osaka and at Naha Airport in Okinawa. In the spring of 2015, the airline planned to open a third hub at Narita International Airport in order to serve the Greater Tokyo Area.

Peach (social network)

Peach is a mobile application-based social network created by Dom Hoffman. Peach is available as an Android and iOS application. Hoffman is a co-founder of Vine. It was introduced at the January 2016 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Peach has been compared to Ello, Path, and App.net.

Peach has "magic words," which have been compared to Slack's similar slash shortcuts. These allow the user to access commonly used functions such as typing the letter "g" to send a GIF or "c" to bring up a calendar, similar to a command line interface.

Peach eschews the traditional news feed, hashtagging, and tagging common to social networks. The editor-in-chief of The Next Web described Peach as a hybrid of Twitter and Slack, while noting that some users of the social network were creating fake celebrity accounts. Bloomberg Business noted that when it was introduced, "[e]verything about Peach... seemed hip, down to the URL", but that by the end of the month it appeared that "interest in Peach softened".

Usage examples of "peach".

These juices, together with those of the pear, the peach, the plum, and other such fruits, if taken without adding cane sugar, diminish acidity in the stomach rather than provoke it: they become converted chemically into alkaline carbonates, which correct sour fermentation.

Who would not give back the luscious pear and peach to their native acritude, rather than subject the highest forms of vegetable life to such irreverence?

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.

When bruised the plant, and especially its root, smells like peach kernels, or prussic acid.

Very interesting, no doubt, Master Byles Gridley would have said, but had no more to do with good, hearty, sound life than the history of those very little people to be seen in museums preserved in jars of alcohol, like brandy peaches.

The small dining room at the Hotel Cisterna had stone walls, peach linen tablecloths, and another of the spectacular views that Tuscany gave away for free.

The great barns were off to one side, with the creamery and cheese-house and cooling sheds where cherries and peaches from the orchards were stored.

She ordered their breakfast served in a warm corner of the garden where peach trees in blossom were espaliered against the stone wall.

She spent an aimless morning, exercising the dogs, patiently listening to Franz, explaining in basic Dutch so that she could understand him why the peach trees, espaliered on the old brick wall at the end of the kitchen garden, were being sprayed with Bordeaux mixture to destroy peach leaf curl, and then going to the kitchen to tell Berthe that she would have something on a tray for her lunch and would be out for tea.

There was the peach knit, a long gown of white eyelet, and a skirt and blouse ensemble.

There was a jade pendant which Oliver Fane had brought from China for his wife Lilian, a peach with two leaves, and a little winged creature crawling on it.

I was getting used to, Italian focaccia bread and pate and a mad-sounding French cheese called Terroir, peaches and bananas and Greek yoghurt.

Wrotsleys and their cousin, foreseeing the long foodless drive home, had each quietly pocketed an extra peach, but it was distinctly trying for Dolores and the fat and good-natured Agnes Blaik to be left with one peach between them.

The woods have poisonous spiders with bodies like peaches and fangs like gaboon vipers.

Along each side of the long center aisle there were stalls selling yogurt with fruit topping, kielbasy on a roll with sauerkraut, lobster rolls, submarine sandwiches, French bread, country pate, Greek salad, sweet and sour chicken, baklava, cookies, bagels, oysters, cheese, fresh fruit on a stick, ice cream, cheesecake, barbecued chicken, pizza, doughnuts, cookies, galantine of duck, roast beef sandwiches with chutney on fresh-baked bread, bean sprouts, dried peaches, jumbo cashews and other nuts.