What does apricot mean?

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ˈæp rɪˌkɒt, ˈeɪ prɪ-apri·cot

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. apricot, apricot tree(noun)

    Asian tree having clusters of usually white blossoms and edible fruit resembling the peach

  2. apricot(noun)

    downy yellow to rosy-colored fruit resembling a small peach

  3. yellowish pink, apricot, peach, salmon pink(noun)

    a shade of pink tinged with yellow


  1. apricot(Noun)

    A round sweet and juicy stone fruit, resembling peach or plum in taste, with a yellow-orange flesh, lightly fuzzy skin and a large seed inside.

  2. apricot(Noun)

    The apricot tree, Prunus armeniaca.

  3. apricot(Noun)

    (sniper slang) the junction of the brain and brain stem on a target, used as an aiming point to ensure a one-shot kill.

  4. apricot(Adjective)

    of a pale yellowish-orange colour, like that of an apricot.

  5. Origin: Alteration (under the influence of abricot) of apricock, itself an alteration (under influence of Latin apricum 'sunny place') of abrecock, from dialectal abrecoc, abercoc, variant of standard albercoc, from برقوق 'plums', from βερικοκκία (pl.), from Late Greek πραικόκιον, from (persicum) praecoquum (pl.), (malum) praecoquum, neuter of (persicum) praecox, literally 'over-ripe peach'.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Apricot(noun)

    a fruit allied to the plum, of an orange color, oval shape, and delicious taste; also, the tree (Prunus Armeniaca of Linnaeus) which bears this fruit. By cultivation it has been introduced throughout the temperate zone

  2. Origin: [OE. apricock, abricot, F. abricot, fr. Sp. albaricoque or Pg. albricoque, fr. Ar. albirqq, al-burqq. Though the E. and F. form abricot is derived from the Arabic through the Spanish, yet the Arabic word itself was formed from the Gr. praiko`kia, pl. (Diosc. c. 100) fr. L. praecoquus, praecox, early ripe. The older E. form apricock was prob. taken direct from Pg. See Precocious, Cook.]


  1. Apricot

    The apricot, Prunus armeniaca, is a species of Prunus, classified with the plum in the subgenus Prunus. The native range is somewhat uncertain due to its extensive prehistoric cultivation.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Apricot

    ā′pri-kot, n. a fruit of the plum kind, roundish, pubescent, orange-coloured, of a rich aromatic flavour—older form A′pricock. [Port. albricoque (Fr. abricot)—Ar. al-birquq. But bīrquq is a corr. of Late Gr. praikokion, which is simply the L. præcoquum or præcox, early ripe; the form is perh. due to a fancied connection with L. apricus, sunny. See Precocious.]

Editors Contribution

  1. apricot

    A type of cultivar, plant and tree.

    Apricots are used as a fresh fuit, dried fruit and are used for a wide variety of purposes.

    Submitted by MaryC on May 1, 2016  
  2. apricot

    A type of fruit.

    Apricots are a popular fruit eaten as a snack and used to make dried fruit, jam and conserve etc.

    Submitted by MaryC on May 1, 2016  

Etymology and Origins

  1. Apricot

    From the Latin præcoqus, early ripe.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of apricot in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of apricot in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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