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

  Apricot \A"pri*cot\, n. [OE. apricock, abricot, F. abricot, fr.
     Sp. albaricoque or Pg. albricoque, fr. Ar. albirq[=u]q,
     al-burq[=u]q. Though the E. and F. form abricot is derived
     from the Arabic through the Spanish, yet the Arabic word
     itself was formed from the Gr. praiko`kia, pl. (Diosc. c.
     100) fr. L. praecoquus, praecox, early ripe. The older E.
     form apricock was prob. taken direct from Pg. See
     Precocious, Cook.] (Bot.)
     A fruit allied to the plum, of an orange color, oval shape,
     and delicious taste; also, the tree ({Prunus Armeniaca of
     Linn[ae]us) which bears this fruit. By cultivation it has
     been introduced throughout the temperate zone.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: Asian tree having clusters of usually white blossoms and
           edible fruit resembling the peach [syn: apricot, apricot
      2: downy yellow to rosy-colored fruit resembling a small peach
      3: a shade of pink tinged with yellow [syn: yellowish pink,
         apricot, peach, salmon pink]

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