- apples and pears Brit.
- apples and pears Brit.rhyming slangstairs.→ apple
English new terms dictionary. 2014.
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apple — noun 1》 the rounded fruit of a tree of the rose family, with green or red skin and crisp flesh. 2》 the tree which bears apples. [Genus Malus: numerous cultivated forms.] 3》 used in names of similar unrelated fruits, e.g. custard apple. Phrases… … English new terms dictionary
cider — ciderish, ciderlike, adj. /suy deuhr/, n. the juice pressed from apples (or formerly from some other fruit) used for drinking, either before fermentation (sweet cider) or after fermentation (hard cider), or for making applejack, vinegar, etc.… … Universalium
caramelize — [[t]kæ̱rəməlaɪz[/t]] caramelizes, caramelizing, caramelized (in BRIT, also use caramelise) 1) VERB If sugar caramelizes, it turns to caramel as a result of being heated. Place pan over a high heat until the butter and sugar start to caramelize.… … English dictionary
literature — /lit euhr euh cheuhr, choor , li treuh /, n. 1. writings in which expression and form, in connection with ideas of permanent and universal interest, are characteristic or essential features, as poetry, novels, history, biography, and essays. 2.… … Universalium
Qi (programming language) — Qi is a functional programming language developed by Dr Mark Tarver and introduced in its current form in April 2005 under the GNU GPL license. Although Qi is written in Lisp, it includes most of the features common to modern functional… … Wikipedia
wine — wineless, adj. winish, adj. /wuyn/, n., adj., v., wined, wining. n. 1. the fermented juice of grapes, made in many varieties, such as red, white, sweet, dry, still, and sparkling, for use as a beverage, in cooking, in religious rites, etc., and… … Universalium