Complete Definition of "peach"

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Image:Autumn Red peaches.jpg|thumb|Autumn Red peaches (noun sense 2)
English

Pronunciation
AHD|pÄch
IPA|/piËʧ/
SAMPA|/pi:tS/
audio|en-us-peach.ogg|Audio (US)

Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-iËtÊ|-iËtÊ

Etymology 1
ME. peche < OF. pesche (French: pêche) < ML. pesca < VL. pessica < Classical Latin persica < malum Persicum (Persian apple), from Greek μá¿Î»Î¿Î½ ΠεÏÏικÏν (Persian apple). See Perse.

Noun
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en-noun|peaches

  1. A small Chinese tree (Prunus persica), widely cultivated throughout temperate regions, having pink flowers and edible fruit.
  2. The soft juicy fruit of the peach tree, having yellow flesh, downy, red-tinted yellow skin, and a deeply sculptured pit or stone containing a single seed.
  3. (colour) A light moderate to strong yellowish pink to light orange color.

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  1. informal A particularly admirable or pleasing person or thing.
  2. The large, edible berry of the Sarcocephalus esculentus, a rubiaceous climbing shrub of west tropical Africa.
  3. The name of a princess in the video game series, Super Mario. Her last name is Toadstool. She is constantly kidnapped by Bowser.

Translations
trans-top|tree
Afrikaans: perskeboom
Catalan: presseguer m
Bosnian: breskva#Bosnian|breskva f
Bulgarian: пÑаÑкова (praskova) m
Croatian: breskva f
Czech: broskvoÅ f, broskev f italbrac|informal
Danish: ferskentræ n
Dutch: perzikboom m
French: pêcher m
German: Pfirsichbaum m
Indonesian: persik, kesemek
Italian: pesco m
Japanese: æ¡ (ãã, momo)
Kurdish: xox f, Åeftalî g|Kurdish, KUchar|ÙÛØ®
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Latin: persica f
Macedonian: пÑаÑка f
Neapolitan: piérzeco m
Polish: brzoskwinia f
Portuguese: pessegueiro m
Russian: пеÑÑик (pérsik) m
Serbian:
:Cyrillic: бÑеÑква#Serbian|бÑеÑква f
:Roman: breskva#Serbian|breskva f
Spanish: duraznero m, durazno m, melocotonero m, melocotón m
Turkish: Åeftali
Zulu: umpetshisi (nc 3)
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trans-top|fruit
Afrikaans perske
Alabama: takkola
Bosnian: breskva#Bosnian|breskva f
Bulgarian: пÑаÑкова (praskova) m
Catalan: préssec m
Chickasaw: takolo
Chinese: æ¡å­ (táozi)
Czech: broskev f
Danish: fersken c
Dutch: perzik m, (f in Flemish)
Estonian: virsik
Finnish: persikka
French: pêche f
German: Pfirsich m
Greek, Modern: Ïοδάκινο (rodákino) n
Hindi: à¤à¤¡ (Äá¸Å«), शफतालॠ(ÅaphatÄlu), à¤à¤¡à¤¼à¥ (Äá¹Å«)
Icelandic: ferskja f
Indonesian: persik, kesemek
Italian: pesca f
trans-mid
Japanese: æ¡ (ãã, momo)
Korean: ë³µì­ì (boksung-a)
Kurdish: xox f, Åeftalî
Latin: persicum n
Macedonian: пÑаÑка f
Neapolitan: pèrzeca, percòca, piérzeco
Polish: brzoskwinia f
Portuguese: pêssego m
Russian: пеÑÑик (pérsik) m
Serbian:
:Cyrillic: бÑеÑква#Serbian|бÑеÑква f
:Roman: breskva#Serbian|breskva f
Slovene: breskev f
Spanish: durazno m, melocotón m
Turkish: Åeftali
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trans-top|colour
Catalan: préssec m
Finnish: persikka
French: pêche f
trans-mid
Italian: color pesca
Japanese: æ¡è² (ãããã, momoiro)
Portuguese: cor pêssego f
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trans-top|pleasing person/thing
Japanese: ãã¦ããªäºº/ãã® (sutekina hito/mono)
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trans-top|berry
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Translations to be checked
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ttbc|Breton: pechez collective noun pechezenn f s
ttbc|Frisian: pjisk, perzik g|Frisian
ttbc|Galician: pexegueiro m (1), pexego m (2)
ttbc|Latin: persica

A pale orange colour that represents caucasian skin,named after the fruit

Adjective
peach

  1. (colour) Of the color peach.
  2. Particularly pleasing or agreeable.

Synonyms
agreeable, fair, orange, paragon, rosy

Antonyms
disagreeable, foul, ugly, unpleasant

Derived terms
top3
Indian peach
lesser peach tree borer
open peach
peaches and cream
mid3
Peach Melba
peach palm
peachy
mid3
pickle peach
plum peach
press peach

See also
laetrile
nectarine
Wiktionary_Appendix:Colours|Appendix:Colours

Etymology 2

Middle English pechen, from apechen (meaning 'to accuse') and empechen (same meaning), possibly from Anglo-Norman anpecher, from Late Latin impedicÄre (meaning 'to entangle'). See impeach.

Intransitive verb
rfc-trverb|Intransitive verb
to peach (peached)

  1. obsolete To inform on someone; turn informer.

Quotations
#:*1916: And his father had told him if he ever wanted anything to write home to him and, whatever he did, never to peach on a fellow. - w:James Joyce|James Joyce, ''w:Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man|Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (Macmillan Press Ltd, paperback, 21)

Transitive verb
peach (peached)

  1. <!-- is this obsolete, too??? -->To inform against.

Synonyms
Sing, squeal, tattle.

Antonyms
hide
keep secret

Category:Colors
Category:English words with multiple etymologies
Category:Fruits
Category:Oranges
Category:Plants

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