Peach

Definition of Peach

Pronunciation: pēch
v. t.1.To accuse of crime; to inform against.
v. i.1.To turn informer; to betray one's accomplice.
If I be ta'en, I'll peach for this.
- Shak.
n.1.(Bot.) A well-known high-flavored juicy fruit, containing one or two seeds in a hard almond-like endocarp or stone. In the wild stock the fruit is hard and inedible.
2.The tree (Prunus Persica syn. Amygdalus Persica) which bears the peach fruit.
3.The pale red color of the peach blossom, or the light pinkish yellow of the peach fruit.
Guinea peach
the large edible berry of the Sarcocephalus esculentus, a rubiaceous climbing shrub of west tropical Africa.
Palm peach
the fruit of a Venezuelan palm tree (Bactris speciosa).
Peach color
the pale red color of the peach blossom.
Peach-tree borer
(Zool.) the larva of a clearwing moth (Ægeria exitiosa, or Sannina, exitiosa) of the family Ægeriidæ, which is very destructive to peach trees by boring in the wood, usually near the ground; also, the moth itself. See Illust. under Borer.

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