From Middle English peche, borrowed from Old French pesche (French pêche), Vulgar Latin *pessica (cf. Medieval Latin pesca) from Late Latin persica, from Classical Latin mālum persicum, from Ancient Greek [[μῆλον.
From Middle English pechen, from apechen and empechen, possibly from Anglo-Norman anpecher, from Late Latin impedicō ("entangle"). See impeach.
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