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(Encyclopedia) apple, any tree (and its fruit) of the genus Malus of the family Rosaceae ( rose family). Apples were formerly considered species of the pear genus…

May apple

(Encyclopedia) May apple: see barberry .

apple worm

(Encyclopedia) apple worm: see codling moth .

apple maggot

(Encyclopedia) apple maggot, larva of a fruit fly , Rhagoletis pomonella.

apple of discord

(Encyclopedia) apple of discord: see Paris , in Greek mythology.


(Encyclopedia) custard-apple, common name for members of the Annonaceae, a family of shrubs, woody vines, and small trees of the tropics. The custard-apples ( Annona squamosa and…

Brewer's: Apple

(Newton and the). Voltaire tells us that Mrs. Conduit, Newton's niece, told him that Newton was at Woolsthorpe, when, seeing an apple fall, he was led into a train of thought which…

Fiona Apple Biography

Fiona Apple (Fiona Apple Maggart)musicianBorn: 9/13/1977Birthplace: New York City Her debut album Tidal (1996) has gone multiple-platinum with sales driven by the unique style of the piano-…