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Word of the Day 10/22/19 Spitzenburg

Spitzenburg (noun)
spitzenburg or spitz·en·berg [ spit-suh n-burg ]


noun
1. any of several red or yellow varieties of apple that ripen in the autumn.


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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The Northern Spy, Æsop, and Spitzenburg are also admirable kinds.
AGRICULTURE FOR BEGINNERS|CHARLES WILLIAM BURKETT

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