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apple variety, 1821, from Gravenstein, German form of the name of a village (Danish Graasten) in Schleswig-Holstein.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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  • This fine European apple is said to have originated at gravenstein, Holstein.

    American Pomology J. A. Warder
  • On the other hand, some comparatively early kinds, such as gravenstein and Porter, are considerably prized in some sections.

    Every Step in Canning

    Grace Viall Gray
  • Mr. Harmon Andrews took second prize for gravenstein apples and Mr. Bell took first prize for a pig.

    Anne Of Green Gables Lucy Maud Montgomery

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