mad apple

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n mad apple egg-shaped vegetable having a shiny skin typically dark purple but occasionally white or yellow
    • n mad apple hairy upright herb native to southeastern Asia but widely cultivated for its large glossy edible fruit commonly used as a vegetable
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Mad apple (Bot) The eggplant bush (Solanum melongena). See Eggplant.
    • Mad apple The fruit of the eggplant bush, a large egg-shaped vegetable having a shiny skin typically dark purple but occasionally white or yellow.
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Usage

In literature:

This plant is also called "mad-apple," "apple of Peru," and "Devil's apple.
"The Wild Flowers of California: Their Names, Haunts, and Habits" by Mary Elizabeth Parsons
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In poetry:

To-day upon the golden beach
No gold-haired guardian maidens stand,
No apples ripen out of reach,
And none are mad to land.
"Hesperides" by Richard Le Gallienne
- A plain safe intermediate way is cleft
By reason foiling passion: you that rave
Of mad alternatives to right and left
Echo the tempter, madam: and 'tis due
Unto your sex to shun it as the grave,
This later apple offered you.
"A Ballad Of Fair Ladies In Revolt" by George Meredith

In news:

Iman Shumpert must have been mad at Apple Maps.
Apple has made content publishers mad as hell, and at least one isn't going to take it anymore.
Are You Buying into the Madness of Apple's iPhone 5.
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