peach

peach
peach1 [pēch]
n.
[ME peche < OFr pesche < VL persica < pl. of L persicum < Persicum (malum), Persian (apple)]
1. a small prunus tree (Prunus persica) with lance-shaped leaves, pink flowers, and round, juicy, orange-yellow or pinkish-yellow fruit having a fuzzy skin and a single, rough pit
2. its fruit: see DRUPE
3. the orange-yellow or pinkish-yellow color of this fruit
4. Slang any person or thing that is very good or is well liked
peach2 [pēch]
vt.
[ME pechen, aphetic for apechen, via Anglo-Fr < OFr empechier,IMPEACH]
Obs. to name in an indictment; impeach
vi.
Slang to give evidence against another; turn informer

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