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Apricot

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A'pricot, or A'pricock. n.s. [from apricus, Lat. sunny.] A kind of wall fruit.

The ordinary sorts of this fruit cultivated in English gardens are, 1. The masculine apricock. 2. The orange apricock. 3. The Algier apricock. 4. The Roman apricock. 5. The Turkey apricock. 6. The transparent apricock. 7. The Breda apricock. 8. The Bruxelles apricock. They are generally propagated by budding them on plum stocks, and will readily take upon almost any sort of plum, provided the stock be free and thriving. Millar.

Sources: Miller, Philip (58)

Attributes: Latin (690) · Noun Substantive (1269)

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