love apple

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n love apple native to South America; widely cultivated in many varieties
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Tomatos were once referred to as "love apples." This is because their was a superstition that people would fall in love by eating them
    • Love apple the tomato (Lycopersicum esculentum).
    • Love apple (Bot) the tomato.
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Quotations

  • Bible
    Bible
    “Stay me with flagons, comfort me with apples: for I am sick of love. [The Song Of Solomon 2:5]”

Usage

In literature:

It was now September, and my apples and pears were ripe, and so were the lovely mulberries.
"Jethou" by E. R. Suffling
She came from the orchard, where the green tussucked grass at the foot of the apple trees is starred with these lovely little flowers.
"The Argosy" by Various
Who knows not his 'Autumnal Tints,' and 'Wild Apples,' and who has ever read them without loving them?
"Continental Monthly , Vol IV, Issue VI, December 1863" by Various
And there's Jan's old mother, poor soul, that loved mun as the apple of her eye, waiting here alone, and I reckon her time's short.
"The Drummer's Coat" by J. W. Fortescue
Tomatoes were commonly called "Jerusalem" or "Love Apples.
"Watch Yourself Go By" by Al. G. Field
In a tub float stemless apples, to be seized by the teeth of him desirous of having his love returned.
"The Book of Hallowe'en" by Ruth Edna Kelley
They're nearly gone; but I shall always love apple blossoms.
"In Apple-Blossom Time" by Clara Louise Burnham
Just as they were leaving the cottage she came forward with a basketful of lovely apples.
"Grandmother Dear" by Mrs. Molesworth
As the apple of her eye she loved him; it is necessary but hard to be elevated.
"Vesty of the Basins" by Sarah P. McLean Greene
We know that Aphrodite was intimately associated, not only with "love-apples," but also with real apples.
"The Evolution of the Dragon" by G. Elliot Smith
You love an apple-pye; but I do not bid you make one.
"Posthumous Works" by Mary Wollstonecraft
She has found a loving father who guards her as the apple of his eye.
"The Day of Wrath" by Maurus Jókai
Like a boy, I ever love the apple that doth hang from the limb most difficult to reach.
"With Ring of Shield" by Knox Magee
Her cheeks took on the Baldwin apple hue that they all dearly loved.
"The Song of Songs" by Hermann Sudermann
Had the feat been one of vengeance, and not of love, Tell had never hit the apple, sir.
"The Knight Of Gwynne, Vol. I (of II)" by Charles James Lever
I love to think of you as a little child playing in the apple orchard, and as a beautiful girl wandering in the woods.
"Molly Brown's Post-Graduate Days" by Nell Speed
He once lifted his knife against me, on that very score, though he vowed he loved me as the apple of his eye.
"The Childhood of King Erik Menved" by Bernhard Severin Ingemann
It was a Sapson apple tree, the variety which all the children loved, and it ceased bearing for several years.
"Stage-coach and Tavern Days" by Alice Morse Earle
We may hear something from the marshal of the kingdom, who loves Michael as the apple of his eye.
"Pan Michael" by Henryk Sienkiewicz
I shall never forget how lovely were the apple trees about the farmhouses and in the orchards.
"The Spell of Belgium" by Isabel Anderson
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In poetry:

Soothing, old people should be, like apples
when one is tired of love.
Fragrant like yellowing leaves, and dim with the soft
stillness and satisfaction of autumn.
"Beautiful Old Age" by D H Lawrence
So, when I see this robin now,
Like a red apple on the bough,
And question why he sings so strong,
For love, or for the love of song;
Or sings, maybe, for that sweet rill
Whose silver tongue is never still—
"The Truth" by William H Davies
And you also follow him 'neath Phrygian pine shade:
Thyrsis and Daphnis upon whittled reeds,
And how ten sins can corrupt young maidens;
Kids for a bribe and pressed udders,
Happy selling poor loves for cheap apples.
"Homage To Sextus Propertius - XII" by Ezra Pound
That Easter Monday was a day for praise,
It was such a lovely morning. In our garden
We sowed our earliest seeds, and in the orchard
The apple-bud was ripe. It was the eve,
There are three letters that you will not get.
"Easter Monday" by Eleanor Farjeon
I see the boys of summer in their ruin
Lay the gold tithings barren,
Setting no store by harvest, freeze the soils;
There in their heat the winter floods
Of frozen loves they fetch their girls,
And drown the cargoed apples in their tides.
"I See The Boys Of Summer" by Dylan Thomas
You and I will never read that volume.
Guido Reni, like his own eye's apple, Guarded long the treasure-book and loved it.
Guido Reni dying, all Bologna
Cried, and the world cried too, "Ours, the treasure!" Suddenly, as rare things will, it vanished.
"One Word More" by Robert Browning

In news:

I love the tangy pureed version of orange zest and apples.
Kids love apples, and why wouldn't they.
Apple gets no love from Wall Street for new iPhone 4S.
To succeed, the new version will have to be innovative and elegant enough to attract consumers who've fallen in love with notebook computers, tablets and smartphones running software from Apple and Google.
We used to love Fiona Apple because she was plain ol' crazy.
Wall Street still loves Apple.
Chef at Cambria's Black Cat Bistro loves cooking with apples in the fall.
But all that changed when a security guard at Apple Valley Middle School helped him channel his natural athletic ability and love for risk-taking into cheerleading .
Peter Cohen loves video games , anime and almost anything Apple.
Apple, show us love, we'll love you in return .
Everyone loves getting Apple products...
Apparently some parents love their Apple devices, so much so that they're naming their babies after them.
This Fund Manager Beats the S&P, Shuns Apple and Loves a Certain Metric .
TOTAL apple love and all that, but autumn and mushrooms belong together.
New Apple program ties into his recent album 'Apocalyptic Love'.
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