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apricot

John Ayto

in The Diner’s Dictionary

Second edition

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780199640249
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191744433
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The apricot has an involved linguistic history. The Romans called it praecocum, literally ‘the precocious one’, because of its

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Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink

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