[ fuh-myooz ]
/ fəˈmyuz /


an American variety of red apple that ripens in early winter.

Origin of Fameuse

1800–10; < French, feminine of fameux famous
Also called snow apple.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for fameuse

  • There is the race or family of the russets and of the Fameuse.

    The Apple-Tree|L. H. Bailey
  • The Fameuse is not well liked in the South, but popular in the North, etc.

    Apple Growing|M. C. Burritt
  • He said it was a Fameuse and she declared it was a Yellow Transparent.

    The Story Girl|Lucy Maud Montgomery
  • During one of her first stays in the Loire, she was greeted with the singular formula of admiration, "Fameuse garce!"

    Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A -- Z|Anatole Cerfberr and Jules Franois Christophe