- peach bark beetle,
- peach blossom,
- peach brandy,
- peach melba,
- peach palm
Origin of peach1
verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of peach2
Examples from the Web for peach
And then I remembered a name and said, ‘I want a peach melba.’Fashion Designer Oscar de la Renta, American Great, Dead at 82|Tim Teeman|October 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the Peach State, Michelle Nunn, the daughter of former Senator Sam Nunn, appears to have scratched out a tentative lead.
There will be no Peach state Todd Akin after the disparate Tea Party strands in Georgia failed to produce a competitive candidate.
Sky and soft sunlight tint the snow blue, pink, lilac, peach.Visiting the Arctic Circle…Before It’s Irreversibly Changed|Terry Greene Sterling|April 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
You still have to get a ball through a rim - even if a peach basket bottom no longer prevents it from dropping to the ground.
Another tree yields a fruit called mamei, the size of a peach, by the islanders more esteemed than any other in the country.Original Narratives of Early American History|Vaca and Others
"She's a peach, too," he volunteered with the genial impudence that characterized him.The Pirate of Panama|William MacLeod Raine
She was "a peach" in her way, but not the "perfect little peach" Court ought to have.The Witness|Grace Livingston Hill Lutz
I think there is no particular cause for discouragement on this account, as we have the same experience with peach trees.
Surely not more than twenty years of age, of medium height, a peach complexion, tanned a little but fair to look at.David Lannarck, Midget|George S. Harney
- a pinkish-yellow to orange colour
- (as adjective)a peach dress
Word Origin for peach
Word Origin for peach
c.1400 (late 12c. as a surname), from Old French pesche "peach, peach tree" (Old North French peske, Modern French pêche), and directly from Medieval Latin pesca, from Late Latin pessica, variant of persica "peach, peach tree," from Latin malum Persicum, literally "Persian apple," translating Greek Persikon malon, from Persis "Persia" (see Persian).
In ancient Greek Persikos could mean "Persian" or "the peach." The tree is native to China, but reached Europe via Persia. By 1663 William Penn observed peaches in cultivation on American plantations. Meaning "attractive woman" is attested from 1754; that of "good person" is from 1904. Peaches and cream in reference to a type of complexion is from 1901. Peach blossom as a color is from 1702. Georgia has been the Peach State since 1939.
"to inform against," 1560s (earlier "to accuse, indict, bring to trial," mid-15c.), a shortening of appeach, an obsolete variant of impeach. Related: Peached; peaching.