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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Examples from the Web for gravenstein

  • 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
  • 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
  • This fine European apple is said to have originated at Gravenstein, Holstein.

    American Pomology|J. A. Warder