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apple blossom

the flower of the apple tree: the state flower of Arkansas and Michigan.
Origin of apple blossom
1815-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • She was as fresh as an apple-blossom; but Anthony was not long to behold this flower.

    What the Moon Saw: and Other Tales Hans Christian Andersen
  • "I wouldn't get the apple-blossom," said Edgar, the eldest brother.

    Sons and Lovers David Herbert Lawrence
  • But the rose is of another and higher order than the corn, and you never saw a cornfield overrun with sweetbriar or apple-blossom.

    Proserpina, Volume 1 John Ruskin
  • Hal went on to question Keating about the apple-blossom girl.

    King Coal Upton Sinclair
  • Florence went to the door, and a neat servant with an apple-blossom face opened it.

    The Time of Roses L. T. Meade
  • Nancy went down to meet her at the landing-place, looking ethereal and pink as a spray of apple-blossom.

    The Devourers Annie Vivanti Chartres
  • Miss Blossom, being clad in white, with her blue eyes and apple-blossom complexion, looked like the month of May.

    The Disentanglers Andrew Lang
  • The blossoms are white and bell-shaped, with an agreeable perfume like an apple-blossom.

  • Some April evening between cherry-blow and apple-blossom the wood thrush comes back.

    Everyday Adventures Samuel Scoville
  • She was lying in her hammock under the beeches, in her apple-blossom sari, sunlight flickering through the leaves.

    Far to Seek Maud Diver

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