Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A kind of apple with the skin streaked with red and yellow, a favourite English cider apple.
  • n. Cider pressed from redstreak apples.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A kind of apple having the skin streaked with red and yellow, -- a favorite English cider apple.
  • n. Cider pressed from redstreak apples.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A sort of apple, so called from the color of the skin.
  • n. Cider pressed from redstreak apples.

Etymologies

red +‎ streak (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Besides the trees in her orchard, poor widow Brown had in her small garden one apple-tree particularly fine; it was a redstreak, so tempting and so lovely that Giles 'family had watched it with longing eyes, till at last they resolved on a plan for carrying off all this fine fruit in their bags.

    Stories for the Young Or, Cheap Repository Tracts: Entertaining, Moral, and Religious. Vol. VI.

  • Contending angels may shake the regions of heaven in blank verse; but the flow of equal measures, and the embellishment of rhyme, must recommend to our attention the art of engrafting, and decide the merit of the redstreak and pearmain.

    Lives of the Poets, Volume 1

  • Once for all, Mrs. Minx, leave off talking of Hocus, or I will pull out these saucer-eyes of yours, and make that redstreak country face look as raw as an ox-cheek upon a butcher's-stall; remember, I say, that there are pillories and ducking-stools. "

    History of John Bull

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