[ spit-suhn-burg ]
/ ˈspɪt sənˌbɜrg /
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any of several red or yellow varieties of apple that ripen in the autumn.
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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
Origin of spitzenburg
1795–1805, Americanism; short for Esopus Spitzenberg, after Esopus, N.Y. + Dutch spits point + berg mountain; so called from its being found on a hill near Esopus
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