or spitz·en·berg

[ spit-suh n-burg ]
/ ˈspɪt sənˌbɜrg /


any of several red or yellow varieties of apple that ripen in the autumn.

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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