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peach

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Noun, Verb (intransitive)

CIDE DICTIONARY

peachv. t. [See Appeach, Impeach.].
     To accuse of crime; to inform against.  Foxe.  [1913 Webster]
peachv. i. 
     To turn informer; to betray one's accomplice.  [1913 Webster]
    "If I be ta'en, I'll peach for this."  [1913 Webster]
peachn. [OE. peche, peshe, OF. pesche, F. pêche, fr. LL. persia, L. Persicum (sc. malum) a Persian apple, a peach. Cf. Persian, and Parsee.].
  •  A well-known high-flavored juicy fruit, containing one or two seeds in a hard almond-like endocarp or stone. In the wild stock the fruit is hard and inedible.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The tree (Prunus Persica syn. Amygdalus Persica) which bears the peach fruit.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The pale red color of the peach blossom, or the light pinkish yellow of the peach fruit.  [PJC]
Guinea peach, or Sierra Leone peach, the large edible berry of the Sarcocephalus esculentus, a rubiaceous climbing shrub of west tropical Africa. -- Palm peach, the fruit of a Venezuelan palm tree (Bactris speciosa). -- Peach color, the pale red color of the peach blossom. -- Peach-tree borer (Zoöl.), the larva of a clearwing moth (Ægeria exitiosa, or Sannina, exitiosa) of the family Ægeriidæ, which is very destructive to peach trees by boring in the wood, usually near the ground; also, the moth itself. See Illust. under Borer.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

peach, n.
1 a a round juicy stone-fruit with downy cream or yellow skin flushed with red. b the tree, Prunus persica, bearing it.
2 the yellowish-pink colour of a peach.
3 colloq. a a person or thing of superlative quality. b an attractive young woman.

Idiom
peach-bloom an oriental porcelain-glaze of reddish pink, usu. with green markings. peach-blow
1 a delicate purplish-pink colour.
2 = peach-bloom. peaches and cream (of a complexion) creamy skin with downy pink cheeks. peach Melba see MELBA.
Derivative
peachy adj. (peachier, peachiest). peachiness n.
peach, v.
1 intr. (usu. foll. by against, on) colloq. turn informer; inform.
2 tr. archaic inform against.

Etymology
ME f. appeach f. AF enpecher, OF empechier IMPEACH

THESAURUS

peach

Miss America, ace, apricot, babble, bathing beauty, be indiscreet, be unguarded, bear witness against, beau ideal, beaut, beauty, beauty contest winner, beauty queen, belle, betray, betray a confidence, blab, blabber, blow the whistle, blurt, blurt out, bunny, carrot-colored, carroty, charmer, corker, cover girl, crackerjack, daisy, dandy, darb, dazzler, dilly, dream, enchantress, fink, give away, great beauty, honey, humdinger, inform, inform against, inform on, killer-diller, knockout, lady fair, leak, let drop, let fall, let slip, lollapaloosa, looker, lulu, model, narc, nark, nifty, ocherish, ocherous, ochery, ochreous, ochroid, ochrous, ochry, old gold, orange, orange-hued, orange-red, orangeish, orangey, paragon, pearl, pinup, pinup girl, pip, pippin, pumpkin, pussycat, rat, raving beauty, red-orange, reddish-orange, reddish-yellow, reigning beauty, reveal a secret, sell out, sex kitten, sing, slick chick, snitch, snitch on, spill, spill the beans, squeak, squeal, stool, stunner, sweetheart, talk, tangerine, tattle, tattle on, tell on, tell secrets, tell tales, testify against, the nuts, turn informer, whiz

ROGET THESAURUS

peach

Disclosure

VB disclose, discover, dismask, draw the veil, draw aside the veil, lift the veil, raise the veil, lift up the veil, remove the veil, tear aside the veil, tear the curtain, unmask, unveil, unfold, uncover, unseal, unkennel, take off the seal, break the seal, lay open, lay bare, expose, open, open up, bare, bring to light, divulge, reveal, break, squeal, tattle, sing, rat, snitch, let into the secret, reveal the secrets of the prison house, tell, breathe, utter, blab, peach, let out, let fall, let drop, let slip, spill the beans, let the cat out of the bag, betray, tell tales, come out of school, come out with, give vent, give utterance to, open the lips, blurt out, vent, whisper about, speak out, make public, unriddle, split, acknowledge, allow, concede, grant, admit, own, own up to, confess, avow, throw off all disguise, turn inside out, make a clean breast, show one's hand, show one's cards, unburden one's mind, disburden one's mind, disburden one's conscience, disburden one's heart, open one's mind, lay bare one's mind, tell a piece of one's mind, unbosom oneself, own to the soft impeachment, say the truth, speak the truth, turn King's evidence, Queen's evidence, acknowledge the corn, raise the mask, drop the mask, lift the mask, remove the mask, throw off the mask, expose, lay open, undeceive, unbeguile, disabuse, set right, correct, open the eyes of, d_esillusionner, be disclosed, transpire, come to light, come in sight, become known, escape the lips, come out, ooze out, creep out, leak out, peep out, crop-out, show its face, show its colors, discover itself, break through the clouds, flash on the mind.


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