[ spit-suhn-burg ]
/ ˈspɪt sənˌbɜrg /
any of several red or yellow varieties of apple that ripen in the autumn.
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a person who acts as though he or she knows everything and who dismisses the opinions, comments, or suggestions of others.
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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
Words nearby spitzenburg
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Example sentences from the Web for spitzenburg
The Northern Spy, Æsop, and Spitzenburg are also admirable kinds.Agriculture for Beginners|Charles William Burkett