- 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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The Northern Spy, Æsop, and Spitzenburg are also admirable kinds.Agriculture for Beginners
Charles William Burkett