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.]
v.peached, peach·ing, peach·es
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).
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.peaches1 [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.