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Spitzenburg

or Spitz·en·berg

[ spit-suhn-burg ]
/ ˈspɪt sənˌbɜrg /
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noun
any of several red or yellow varieties of apple that ripen in the autumn.
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Origin of Spitzenburg

An Americanism dating back to 1795–1805; 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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How to use Spitzenburg in a sentence

  • The Northern Spy, Æsop, and Spitzenburg are also admirable kinds.

    Agriculture for Beginners|Charles William Burkett
  • Have tried and discarded Esopus Spitzenburg, on account of sun-scald.

    The Apple|Various
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