Origin of apricot
Examples from the Web for apricot
When cool, remove from tin and brush cake with the apricot jelly.
A pluot is a hybrid of plum and apricot, dominated by plummy characteristics and lighter on the apricot.
Pour half of the syrupy liquid over the pandoro and apricot base.
Massaio patted the cheek, which was like an apricot, and believed her.
Prepare according to directions given for Apricot Salad, and stuff the halves with maraschino cherries and chopped nuts.The Myrtle Reed Cook Book|Myrtle Reed
Line a ring mould with very thin tartelette dough, cover the bottom with apricot jam, and then fill with the above preparation.The Hotel St. Francis Cook Book|Victor Hirtzler
A wife here with a strawberry breath, cherry lips, apricot cheeks, and a soft velvet head like a melicotton.History of English Humour, Vol. 1 (of 2)|Alfred Guy Kingan L'Estrange
This term is applied to such fruits as the cherry (fig. 5), peach, plum, apricot or mango.
British Dictionary definitions for apricot
Word Origin for apricot
Word Origin and History for apricot
1550s, abrecock, from Catalan abercoc, related to Portuguese albricoque, from Arabic al-birquq, through Byzantine Greek berikokkia from Latin (malum) praecoquum "early-ripening (fruit)" (see precocious). Form assimilated to French abricot.
Latin praecoquis early-ripe, can probably be attributed to the fact that the fruit was considered a variety of peach that ripened sooner than other peaches .... [Barnhart]
The older Latin name for it was prunum Armeniacum or malum Armeniacum, in reference to supposed origin in Armenia. As a color name, first attested 1906.