Definition for A'PRI-COT

A'PRI-COT, n. [Old orthography, apricock. W. bricyllen; Arm. brigesen; Fr. abricot, whence the present orthography. Junius and Skinner alledge that the Italians formerly wrote the word bericoco, berricoccoli. At present they write it albicocca, and the Spaniards albaricoque, which indicate the word to be formed of albus and coccus, white berry; Sp. albar, white. But apricot seems to be formed from the old orthography.]

A fruit belonging to the genus Prunus, of the plum kind, of an oval figure and delicious taste.

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