pippin

pippin

[pip-in]
noun
1.
any of numerous roundish or oblate varieties of apple.
2.
Botany. a seed.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English pipin, variant of pepin < Old French

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pippin (ˈpɪpɪn)
 
n
1.  any of several varieties of eating apple with a rounded oblate shape
2.  the seed of any of these fruits
 
[C13: from Old French pepin, of uncertain origin]

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pippin
"excellent person or thing," 1897, from coveted varieties of apple that were raised from seed (so called since early 15c.), from M.E. pipin "seed" (see pip (1)).
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pippin

king of Italy (781-810) and second son of the Frankish emperor Charlemagne by Hildegard

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