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Winesap

[wahyn-sap]
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noun (sometimes lowercase)
  1. a red variety of apple that ripens in the autumn.
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Origin of Winesap

First recorded in 1790–1800; wine + sap1
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Examples from the Web for winesap

Historical Examples

  • They are then to be used as "stocks" on which to graft Baldwin, Winesap or other varieties.

    The Apple-Tree

    L. H. Bailey

  • I consider the Winesap the best, as it has paid me the best, and I am planting for winter profit only these two.

    The Apple

    Various

  • I store in an out cellar covered with dirt, in barrels, and find Winesap keeps the best.

    The Apple

    Various

  • I have stored some in barrels in cellar, and all kept well, Winesap perhaps a little the better.

    The Apple

    Various

  • I would not recommend the Winesap as a commercial apple, as it is usually small.

    The Apple

    Various