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ap·ri·cot / ˈapriˌkät; ˈāpri-/ • n. 1. a juicy, soft fruit, resembling a small peach, of an orange-yellow color. ∎  an orange-yellow color like the skin of a ripe apricot. 2. (also apricot tree) the tree (Prunus armeniaca) of the rose family that bears this fruit.

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apricot XVI. Earliest forms abrecock, apricock — Pg. albricoque or Sp. albaricoque — Arab. albarḳūḳ, -birḳūḳ, i.e. AL-2, birḳūḳ — late Gr. praikókion, Byzantine Gr. beríkokkon — L. præcoquum (sc. mālum), f. var. of præcox earlyripe (see PRECOCIOUS). Assim. to F. abricot.

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apricot Fruit of the tree Prunus armeniaca. Apricot kernels are used to prepare almond oil. One apricot (60 g) is a source of vitamins A (as carotene) and C; provides 1.2 g of dietary fibre and supplies 18 kcal (75 kJ). A 60‐g portion of dried apricots is a rich source of vitamin A (as carotene); a good source of copper; a source of niacin and iron; provides 14.4 g of dietary fibre; supplies 110 kcal (470 kJ).

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apricot Tree cultivated throughout temperate regions, believed to have originated in China. The large, spreading tree with dark green leaves and white blossoms bears yellow or yellowish-orange edible fruit, with a large stone. Family Rosaceae; species Prunus armeniaca.