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 for love apple
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Love \Love\ (l[u^]v), n. [OE. love, luve, AS. lufe, lufu; akin
     to E. lief, believe, L. lubet, libet, it pleases, Skr. lubh
     to be lustful. See Lief.]
     1. A feeling of strong attachment induced by that which
        delights or commands admiration; pre["e]minent kindness or
        devotion to another; affection; tenderness; as, the love
        of brothers and sisters.
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              Of all the dearest bonds we prove
              Thou countest sons' and mothers' love
              Most sacred, most Thine own.          --Keble.
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     2. Especially, devoted attachment to, or tender or passionate
        affection for, one of the opposite sex.
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              He on his side
              Leaning half-raised, with looks of cordial love
              Hung over her enamored.               --Milton.
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     3. Courtship; -- chiefly in the phrase to make love, i. e.,
        to court, to woo, to solicit union in marriage.
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              Demetrius . . .
              Made love to Nedar's daughter, Helena,
              And won her soul.                     --Shak.
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     4. Affection; kind feeling; friendship; strong liking or
        desire; fondness; good will; -- opposed to hate; often
        with of and an object.
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              Love, and health to all.              --Shak.
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              Smit with the love of sacred song.    --Milton.
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              The love of science faintly warmed his breast.
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     5. Due gratitude and reverence to God.
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              Keep yourselves in the love of God.   --Jude 21.
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     6. The object of affection; -- often employed in endearing
        address; as, he held his love in his arms; his greatest
        love was reading. "Trust me, love." --Dryden.
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              Open the temple gates unto my love.   --Spenser.
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     7. Cupid, the god of love; sometimes, Venus.
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              Such was his form as painters, when they show
              Their utmost art, on naked Lores bestow. --Dryden.
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              Therefore do nimble-pinioned doves draw Love.
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     8. A thin silk stuff. [Obs.] --Boyle.
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     9. (Bot.) A climbing species of C{lematis ({Clematis
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     10. Nothing; no points scored on one side; -- used in
         counting score at tennis, etc.
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               He won the match by three sets to love. --The
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     11. Sexual intercourse; -- a euphemism.
     Note: Love is often used in the formation of compounds, in
           most of which the meaning is very obvious; as,
           love-cracked, love-darting, love-killing, love-linked,
           love-taught, etc.
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     A labor of love, a labor undertaken on account of regard
        for some person, or through pleasure in the work itself,
        without expectation of reward.
     Free love, the doctrine or practice of consorting with one
        of the opposite sex, at pleasure, without marriage. See
        Free love.
     Free lover, one who avows or practices free love.
     In love, in the act of loving; -- said esp. of the love of
        the sexes; as, to be in love; to fall in love.
     Love apple (Bot.), the tomato.
     Love bird (Zool.), any one of several species of small,
        short-tailed parrots, or parrakeets, of the genus
        Agapornis, and allied genera. They are mostly from
        Africa. Some species are often kept as cage birds, and are
        celebrated for the affection which they show for their
     Love broker, a person who for pay acts as agent between
        lovers, or as a go-between in a sexual intrigue. --Shak.
     Love charm, a charm for exciting love. --Ld. Lytton.
     Love child. an illegitimate child. --Jane Austen.
     Love day, a day formerly appointed for an amicable
        adjustment of differences. [Obs.] --Piers Plowman.
     Love drink, a love potion; a philter. --Chaucer.
     Love favor, something given to be worn in token of love.
     Love feast, a religious festival, held quarterly by some
        religious denominations, as the Moravians and Methodists,
        in imitation of the agap[ae] of the early Christians.
     Love feat, the gallant act of a lover. --Shak.
     Love game, a game, as in tennis, in which the vanquished
        person or party does not score a point.
     Love grass. [G. liebesgras.] (Bot.) Any grass of the genus
     Love-in-a-mist. (Bot.)
         (a) An herb of the Buttercup family ({Nigella Damascena)
             having the flowers hidden in a maze of finely cut
         (b) The West Indian Passiflora f[oe]tida, which has
             similar bracts.
     Love-in-idleness (Bot.), a kind of violet; the small pansy.
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              A little western flower,
              Before milk-white, now purple with love's wound;
              And maidens call it love-in-idleness. --Shak.
     Love juice, juice of a plant supposed to produce love.
     Love knot, a knot or bow, as of ribbon; -- so called from
        being used as a token of love, or as a pledge of mutual
        affection. --Milman.
     Love lass, a sweetheart.
     Love letter, a letter of courtship. --Shak.
     Love-lies-bleeding (Bot.), a species of amaranth
        ({Amarantus melancholicus).
     Love match, a marriage brought about by love alone.
     Love potion, a compounded draught intended to excite love,
        or venereal desire.
     Love rites, sexual intercourse. --Pope
     Love scene, an exhibition of love, as between lovers on the
     Love suit, courtship. --Shak.
     Of all loves, for the sake of all love; by all means.
        [Obs.] "Mrs. Arden desired him of all loves to come back
        again." --Holinshed.
     The god of love, or The Love god, Cupid.
     To make love, to engage in sexual intercourse; -- a
     To make love to, to express affection for; to woo. "If you
        will marry, make your loves to me." --Shak.
     To play for love, to play a game, as at cards, without
        stakes. "A game at piquet for love." --Lamb.
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     Syn: Affection; friendship; kindness; tenderness; fondness;
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tomato \To*ma"to\, n.; pl. Tomatoes. [Sp. or Pg. tomate, of
     American Indian origin; cf. Mexican tomail.] (Bot.)
     The fruit of a plant of the Nightshade family ({Lycopersicum
     esculentun); also, the plant itself. The fruit, which is
     called also love apple, is usually of a rounded, flattened
     form, but often irregular in shape. It is of a bright red or
     yellow color, and is eaten either cooked or uncooked.
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     Tomato gall (Zool.), a large gall consisting of a mass of
        irregular swellings on the stems and leaves of grapevines.
        They are yellowish green, somewhat tinged with red, and
        produced by the larva of a small two-winged fly
        ({Lasioptera vitis).
     Tomato sphinx (Zool.), the adult or imago of the tomato
        worm. It closely resembles the tobacco hawk moth. Called
        also tomato hawk moth. See Illust. of Hawk moth.
     Tomato worm (Zool.), the larva of a large hawk moth
        ({Manduca quinquemaculata, Protoparce quinquemaculata,
        Sphinx quinquemaculata, or Macrosila quinquemaculata)
        which feeds upon the leaves of the tomato and potato
        plants, often doing considerable damage. Called also
        tomato hornworm and potato worm, and in the Southern
        U. S. tobacco fly.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Apple \Ap"ple\ ([a^]p"p'l), n. [OE. appel, eppel, AS. [ae]ppel,
     [ae]pl; akin to Fries. & D. appel, OHG, aphul, aphol, G.
     apfel, Icel. epli, Sw. [aum]ple, Dan. [ae]ble, Gael. ubhall,
     W. afal, Arm. aval, Lith. ob[*u]lys, Russ. iabloko; of
     unknown origin.]
     1. The fleshy pome or fruit of a rosaceous tree ({Pyrus
        malus) cultivated in numberless varieties in the
        temperate zones.
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     Note: The European crab apple is supposed to be the original
           kind, from which all others have sprung.
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     2. (bot.) Any tree genus Pyrus which has the stalk sunken
        into the base of the fruit; an apple tree.
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     3. Any fruit or other vegetable production resembling, or
        supposed to resemble, the apple; as, apple of love, or
        love apple (a tomato), balsam apple, egg apple, oak apple.
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     4. Anything round like an apple; as, an apple of gold.
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     Note: Apple is used either adjectively or in combination; as,
           apple paper or apple-paper, apple-shaped, apple
           blossom, apple dumpling, apple pudding.
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     Apple blight, an aphid which injures apple trees. See
        Blight, n.
     Apple borer (Zool.), a coleopterous insect ({Saperda
        candida or Saperda bivittata), the larva of which bores
        into the trunk of the apple tree and pear tree.
     Apple brandy, brandy made from apples.
     Apple butter, a sauce made of apples stewed down in cider.
     Apple corer, an instrument for removing the cores from
     Apple fly (Zool.), any dipterous insect, the larva of which
        burrows in apples. Apple flies belong to the genera
        Drosophila and Trypeta.
     Apple midge (Zool.) a small dipterous insect ({Sciara
        mali), the larva of which bores in apples.
     Apple of the eye, the pupil.
     Apple of discord, a subject of contention and envy, so
        called from the mythological golden apple, inscribed "For
        the fairest," which was thrown into an assembly of the
        gods by Eris, the goddess of discord. It was contended for
        by Juno, Minerva, and Venus, and was adjudged to the
     Apple of love, or Love apple, the tomato ({Lycopersicum
     Apple+of+Peru,+a+large+coarse+herb+({Nicandra+physaloides">Apple of Peru, a large coarse herb ({Nicandra physaloides)
        bearing pale blue flowers, and a bladderlike fruit
        inclosing a dry berry.
     Apples of Sodom, a fruit described by ancient writers as
        externally of fair appearance but dissolving into smoke
        and ashes when plucked; Dead Sea apples. The name is often
        given to the fruit of Solanum Sodom[ae]um, a prickly
        shrub with fruit not unlike a small yellow tomato.
     Apple sauce, stewed apples. [U. S.]
     Apple snail or Apple shell (Zool.), a fresh-water,
        operculated, spiral shell of the genus Ampullaria.
     Apple tart, a tart containing apples.
     Apple tree, a tree which naturally bears apples. See
        Apple, 2.
     Apple wine, cider.
     Apple worm (Zool.), the larva of a small moth ({Carpocapsa
        pomonella) which burrows in the interior of apples. See
        Codling moth.
     Dead Sea Apple.
        (a) pl. Apples of Sodom. Also Fig. "To seek the Dead Sea
            apples of politics." --S. B. Griffin.
        (b) A kind of gallnut coming from Arabia. See Gallnut.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  love apple
      n 1: native to South America; widely cultivated in many
           varieties [syn: tomato, love apple, tomato plant,
           Lycopersicon esculentum]

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