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Definition of PEACH

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Peach \Peach\ (p[=e]ch), v. t. [See {Appeach}, {Impeach}.] To accuse of crime; to inform against. [Obs.] --Foxe. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Peach \Peach\, v. i.
     To turn informer; to betray one's accomplice. [Obs. or Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

           If I be ta'en, I'll peach for this.      --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Peach \Peach\ (p[=e]ch), n. [OE. peche, peshe, OF. pesche, F. p[^e]che, fr. LL. persia, L. Persicum (sc. malum) a Persian apple, a peach. Cf. {Persian}, and {Parsee}.]
     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. [1913 Webster]

     2. The tree ({Prunus Persica} syn. {Amygdalus Persica}) which bears the peach fruit. [1913 Webster]

     3. The pale red color of the peach blossom, or the light pinkish yellow of the peach fruit. [PJC]

     {Guinea peach}, or {Sierra Leone 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 ({Aegeria exitiosa}, or {Sannina, exitiosa}) of the family {Aegeriidae}, which is very destructive to peach trees by boring in the wood, usually near the ground; also, the moth itself. See Illust. under {Borer}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

109 Moby Thesaurus words for "peach":
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