[ mak-in-tosh ]
/ ˈmæk ɪnˌtɒʃ /


a variety of red apple that ripens in early autumn.


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Origin of McIntosh

1875–80; named after John McIntosh of Ontario, Canada, who first cultivated it (1796) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for mcintosh


McIntosh red

/ (ˈmækɪnˌtɒʃ) /


a Canadian variety of red-skinned eating apple

Word Origin for McIntosh

C19: named after John McIntosh (1777–c. 1845), US-born Canadian farmer on whose property the variety was first found growing wild
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