Peach-blossom

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Peach-blossom a canary-yellow colour: pink with a yellowish tinge: a collector's name for a moth, the Thyatira batis
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. pesche (Fr. pêche, It. persica, pesca)—L. Persicum (malum), the Persian (apple).

Usage

In literature:

And she must wear her new peach-blossom silk.
"Janet's Love and Service" by Margaret M Robertson
The odor of the peach blossoms seemed a weary sort of odor, and the lark sang harshly.
"The Youth of Jefferson" by Anonymous
The fragrance of a blossoming plum-tree stole across from a Chinese courtyard, and a peach-branch waved pink in the air.
"The Best Short Stories of 1919" by Various
Such a shower of blossoms from cherry, peach, pear, and apple would be difficult now to imagine.
"A Little Girl in Old Boston" by Amanda Millie Douglas
Some trees are putting out fresh, green leaves, the peach and wild plum-trees are all in blossom.
"Letters from Port Royal" by Various
Agnes was a fair, slim schoolgirl, as tall as her mother, with a sweet face and a promise of peach blossom prettiness in the years to come.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1896 to 1901" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Blossoming boughs of peach and apricot hung over the gates of heaven, and rosy spirals curled upward from two chimneys.
"Explorers of the Dawn" by Mazo de la Roche
Now there won't never be no peaches where them blossoms was.
"Judith of the Cumberlands" by Alice MacGowan
Peach Blossom, ever since the first day she came to me has been a care and responsibility.
"The Fulfilment of a Dream of Pastor Hsi's" by A. Mildred Cable
She's some peach-blossom, take it from uncle!
"Athalie" by Robert W. Chambers
Said I not rightly a peach-blossom?
"Romance of Roman Villas" by Elizabeth W. (Elizbeth Williams) Champney
But Fannie and Barbara were busy tiptoeing for peach blossoms.
"John March, Southerner" by George W. Cable
Peach blossoms were turning more pink; sight of them and the smell of them made the world irresistibly charming.
"A Canadian Bankclerk" by J. P. Buschlen
Found violets in bloom, picked a bouquet of them with peach and plum blossoms and put them on my desk.
"An Artilleryman's Diary" by Jenkin Lloyd Jones
The Peach Orchards are in full blossom and make a beautiful appearance.
"Legends of Loudoun" by Harrison Williams
One might fancy they are the first peach blossoms that ever blossomed in the world.
"Parson Kelly" by A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley) Mason
The peach orchards were white with the blossoms that promised a rich harvest of their delicious fruit.
"The Evolution of Photography" by John Werge
The pink blossoms of peach-trees bloomed between the old brown walls of the wooden houses.
"Folle-Farine" by Ouida
Instantly it was as if a mass of peach-blossoms had been spilled on the withered grass and white snow.
"Everyday Adventures" by Samuel Scoville
A temple was erected to the hero at Peach Blossom ferry.
"Mythical Monsters" by Charles Gould
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In poetry:

How can we break out of the net,
Be free of all this sound and dust,
Swinging a thorn-branch, find the way
Back to Peach Blossom Spring?
"Words spoken to P’ei Ti" by Wang Wei
Blow, winds! and waft through all the rooms
The snow-flakes of the cherry-blooms!
Blow, winds! and bend within my reach
The fiery blossoms of the peach!
"A Day Of Sunshine. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The Second)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Lilac hazes veil the skies.
Languid sighs
Breathes the mild, caressing air.
Pink as coral's branching sprays,
Orchard ways
With the blossomed peach are fair.
"Spring Longing" by Emma Lazarus
You ask me, `Why dwell among green mountains?'
I laugh in silence; my soul is quiet.
Peach blossom follows the moving water;
Here is a heaven and earth, beyond the world of men.
"Talk in the Mountains" by Li Po
FASTEN black eyes on me.
I ask nothing of you under the peach trees,
Fasten your black eyes in my gray with the spear of a storm.
The air under the peach blossoms is a haze of pink.
"Spanish" by Carl Sandburg
Across the world this June, the petals all have fallen,
But the mountain temple's peach blossom has just begun to bloom.
I regretted so much that spring had gone without a trace,
I didn't know that it had only moved up here.
"Peach Blossom at Dalin Temple" by Bai JuYi

In news:

The weekend's best dance music: Trick or Bass, Guy Gerber, Peaches, Sonic Blossom and more.
The bush bloomed before daffodils and tulips and continued after they had faded, a lovely peach-like blossom which brought lots of comments at the Easter dinner table.
Peach and orange blossom honey pops.
The 28th Annual Peach Blossom Art Show kicked off Thursday at the Veterans Memorial Building in Palisade.
CHARLES TOWN – If the sight of peach blossoms in recent weeks has you craving , there's no reason to wait for a taste of your favorite summertime fruit.
Peach Blossom Cluster Dog Shows www.peach-blossom.org.
The local orchardists have peach blossoms coming out too early and they worry about a late freeze.
Honey Bee on Peach Tree Blossom.
The Peach Blossom Tour will not be stopped by cold weather this year.
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