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applesauce

[ ap-uhl-saws ]
/ ˈæp əlˌsɔs /
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noun

apples stewed to a soft pulp and sometimes sweetened or spiced with cinnamon.
Slang. nonsense; bunk.

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Origin of applesauce

First recorded in 1670–80; apple + sauce
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British Dictionary definitions for applesauce

apple sauce

noun

a purée of stewed apples often served with pork
US and Canadian old-fashioned, slang nonsense; rubbish
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