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Peach

Peach

WordNet



noun


(1)   A shade of pink tinged with yellow
(2)   Downy juicy fruit with sweet yellowish or whitish flesh
(3)   A very attractive or seductive looking woman
(4)   Cultivated in temperate regions

verb


(5)   Divulge confidential information or secrets; "Be careful--his secretary talks"
Wiktonary



Etymology 1


peche < pesche (French: pêche) < pesca < pessica < Classical Latin persica < malum Persicum (Persian apple), from Greek μῆλον Περσικόν (Persian apple). See Perse.

Noun


  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.
  4. A particularly admirable or pleasing person or thing.
  5. The large, edible berry of the Sarcocephalus esculentus, a rubiaceous climbing shrub of west tropical Africa.

Etymology 2


From , from and , possibly from Anglo-Norman anpecher, from . See impeach.

Verb



  1. To inform on someone; turn informer.
    • 1916, James Joyce, Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (Macmillan Press Ltd, paperback, 21)
      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.
  2. To inform against.