Adjective "apricot" definition and examples

(Apricot may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈeɪprɪkɒt/

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Definitions and examples

noun

A juicy, soft fruit of an orange-yellow colour resembling a small peach.
  1. 'They're generally very fruity, and can have the subtle tastes of apples, peaches, apricots and melons.'
  2. 'Floral and grapey aromas take on a slight apricot and citrus edge before offering dry to off-dry flavours of fresh firm apricots with an orangey citrus tang and earthiness on the finish.'
  3. 'This example is dry to off dry with just a touch of oak from four months in barrique and flavours of melon, peach, apricot and orange.'
  4. 'Potassium sources include apple juice, apricots, oranges, pears, and watermelon, to name a few.'
  5. 'Make pancakes with whole-grain pancake mix and top with peaches, apricots, or grapes.'
  6. 'Peppercorns, goat cheese and apricot is a great combination.'
  7. 'According to an EU ruling, marmalade can contain only citrus fruit, not apricots or other soft fruit.'
  8. 'On the palate there are notes of vanilla, apricot and caramel, culminating in a rich, creamy finish.'
  9. 'Aromatic floral whiffs of soft ripe apricot can't hide drier fruit flavours that have an almost fino sherry slant with a mild green olive and salty tang on the finish.'
  10. 'Both peaches and apricots have gold-toned flesh.'
  11. 'It can be woven into a carpet using its many colours - white, lavender, mauve, indigo, apricot and pink - or a single colour may be selected to contrast or complement alyssum, dianthus and lobelia.'
  12. 'Violas come in a range of lovely solid colors including deep blue, ruby red, bright yellow, apricot, deep purple, and even white.'
  13. 'He proposed that dogs which were ee would produce pheomelanin coat colors such as yellow, gold, apricot, or red and that dogs which were black or brown always had one E allele.'
  14. 'Sally deduced that the colours Jane should be wearing were light colours with some warmth such as peach, beige, caramel, cinnamon, apricot and a lighter version of warmer colours such as jade, lilac and blue.'
  15. 'They didn't just stop at the walls… the ceiling and cornices are deep apricot too.'
  16. 'The flesh can be either apricot or, less often but more delicious, cream coloured.'
  17. 'Modern hybrids come in every colour from white and apricot to deep plum.'
  18. 'At the same time, its versatility comes from the fact that not only is apricot a warming color, but it's also quite a cheerful color, recalling spring and summer days.'
The tree bearing apricots.
  1. 'There are currently 99 species without a national champion, trees ranging from the fireberry hawthorn and velvet elder to the desert apricot and sweetbay magnolia.'
  2. 'Not to be missed are the walled gardens, or chartreuses, their high brick walls espaliered with peach, pear, apricot, almond and fig trees and the beds filled with vegetables, herbs and flowers for the house.'
  3. 'Among some of the trees planted, to serve the export market, were almonds, olives, apricots and figs.'
  4. 'Even in winter there's an austere beauty to the bare branches of aspen, apricot, and apple trees, and the bright-red berries of mountain ash.'
  5. 'Tension wood in the apricot tree is composed of typical G-fibres.'
  6. 'Pot-grown nectarines, peaches and apricots can be left outside for the summer and brought in for the winter as long as you don't place them next to a heater.'
  7. 'For larger fruit and to prevent stress to the tree, thin apples, apricots, peaches, and plums when they reach 3/4 inch in diameter.'
  8. 'We have one particular pair of Rosellas that stay in the apricot tree constantly, and I wake every morning to their light chatter outside my bedroom window.'
  9. 'Back in those days we had other trees including a persimon and apricot tree but Dad cut them down because the fruit would always rot in the summer attracting swarms of bothersome insects.'
  10. 'There were mangoes and cherries and quinces and apples and apricots and almonds, and beyond the orchards there were thickets of tamarisk and casuarina as well as groves of mulberry trees belonging to the silk farmers.'

More definitions

1. the downy, yellow, sometimes rosy fruit, somewhat resembling a small peach, of the tree Prunus armeniaca.

2. the tree itself.

3. a pinkish yellow or yellowish pink.

4. Also called wild apricot. Chiefly South Midland U.S. the maypop vine and its fruit; passionfruit.

More examples(as adjective)

"rooms can be apricot."

"cottons can be apricot."

Origin

Mid 16th century: from Portuguese albricoque or Spanish albaricoque, from Spanish Arabic al ‘the’ + barqūq (via late Greek from Latin praecoquum, variant of praecox ‘early-ripe’); influenced by Latin apricus ‘ripe’ and French abricot.