type of apple prized for cider-making, 1660s, from red (adj.1) + streak (n.).

Nearby words

  1. red-osier dogwood,
  2. red-pencil,
  3. red-short,
  4. red-shouldered hawk,
  5. red-spotted purple,
  6. red-tag,
  7. red-tailed hawk,
  8. red-top,
  9. red-wat,
  10. red-winged blackbird

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Examples from the Web for red-streak

  • To this beverage other signs owe their origin: for instance, the Red-streak Tree, from the apple of which the best cider is made.