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peach


peach 1  (pch)
n.
1.
a. A small Chinese tree (Prunus persica) widely cultivated throughout temperate regions, having pink flowers and edible fruit.
b. The soft juicy fruit of this tree, having yellow flesh, downy, red-tinted yellow skin, and a deeply sculptured stone containing a single seed.
2. A light moderate to strong yellowish pink to light orange.
3. Informal A particularly admirable or pleasing person or thing.

[Middle English peche, from Old French, a peach, from Latin persica, peach tree, from Greek persik, from feminine of Persikos, Persian; see perse.]

peach 2  (pch)
v. peached, peach·ing, peach·es
v.intr.
To inform on someone; turn informer: Middle-level bureaucrats cravenly peach on their bosses [when] one of them does something the tiniest bit illegal (National Observer).
v.tr.
To inform against: He has peached me and all the others, to save his life (Daniel Defoe).

[Middle English pechen, from apechen, to accuse (probably from Anglo-Norman *anpecher, from Late Latin impedicre, to entangle; see impeach) and from empechen, to accuse; see impeach.]


peach  /pit/  n. peaches 1 [C] a juicy, round, yellowish pink color fruit with a fuzzy skin and a large, rough seed: Peaches grow well in hot weather. 2 [U] infrml.fig. a wonderful person, esp. a very likable woman: She is so cheerful and kind; shes a real peach! 3 [C] infrml. peaches and cream: without trouble or evil: She has had such an easy childhood that she thinks life will always be peaches and cream. peach

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