spitzenburg

spitzenburg

[spit-suhn-burg]
noun
any of several red or yellow varieties of apple that ripen in the autumn.
Also, spitzenberg.


Origin:
1795–1805, Americanism; short for Esopus Spitzenberg, after Esopus, N.Y. + Dutch spits point + berg mountain; so called from its being found on a hill near Esopus

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