ETYM Old Eng. apricock, abricot, French abricot, from Spanish albaricoque or Portu. albricoque, from Arabic albirqűq, al-burqűq.
1. Asian tree having clusters of usually white blossoms and edible peachlike fruit; SYN. apricot tree.
2. Downy yellow to rosy-colored fruit resembling a small peach.
Fruit of Prunus armeniaca, a tree of the rose family Rosaceae, closely related to the almond, peach, plum, and cherry. It has yellow-fleshed fruit. Although native to the Far East, it has long been cultivated in Armenia, from where it was introduced into Europe and the US.