Any fruit or vegetable, or any other thing produced by a plant such as a gall or cone, especially if produced by a tree and similar to the fruit of Malus domestica; also (with qualifying words) used to form the names of specific fruits such as custard apple, rose apple, thorn apple etc.
Something which resembles the fruit of Malus domestica, such as a globe, ball, or breast.
The fruit of the Tree of Knowledge, eaten by Adam and Eve according to post-Biblical Christian tradition; the forbidden fruit.
A tree of the genus Malus, especially one cultivated for its edible fruit; the apple tree.
From Middle English appel, from Old English æppel ("apple, fruit in general, ball"), from Proto-West Germanic *applu, from Proto-Germanic *aplaz ("apple") (compare Scots aipple, West Frisian apel, Dutch appel, German Apfel, Swedish äpple, Danish æble), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ébōl, *h₂ébl̥ (compare Welsh afal, Irish úll, Lithuanian óbuolỹs, Russian я́блоко, possibly Ancient Greek ἄμπελος ("vine")).
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