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  1. Chapman, John Chapman, Johnny Appleseed(noun)

    United States pioneer who planted apple trees as he traveled (1774-1845)

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  1. Johnny Appleseed

    John Chapman, often called Johnny Appleseed, was an American pioneer nurseryman who introduced apple trees to large parts of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois, including the northern counties of present day West Virginia. He became an American legend while still alive, due to his kind, generous ways, his leadership in conservation, and the symbolic importance he attributed to apples. He was also a missionary for The New Church.

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