cedar apple


noun

a brown gall on the branches of the juniper, produced by several rust fungi of the genus Gymnosporangium.

Origin of cedar apple

An Americanism dating back to 1840–50
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Examples from the Web for cedar apple

  • Godfrey ate only one cedar-apple, but was at once taken very sick, and his friends believed that he had been poisoned by the emir.

    With Spurs of Gold|Frances Nimmo Greene