from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An old spelling of apricot.


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  • Take a quart of the best brandy, and about a jill of apricock kernels, blanch and bruise them in a mortar, with a spoonful or two of brandy, so put them into a large bottle with your brandy; put to it four ounces of loaf sugar, let it stand till you think it has got the taste of the kernels, then pour it out and put in a little more brandy if you please.

    English Housewifery

  • The English, though they take their word from the French, at first called it _abricock_, then _apricock_ (restoring the _p_), and lastly, with the French termination, _apricot_.

    Notes and Queries, Number 56, November 23, 1850


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  • The precocious fruit.

    December 23, 2009