Peach (?), v. t. [See Appeach, Impeach.]

To accuse of crime; to inform against.




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Peach, v. i.

To turn informer; to betray one's accomplice.

[Obs. or Colloq.]

If I be ta'en, I'll peach for this. Shak.


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Peach (?), n. [OE. peche, peshe, OF. pesche, F. peche, fr. LL. persia, L. Persicum (sc. malum) a Persian apple, a peach. Cf. Persian, and Parsee.] Bot.

A well-known high-flavored juicy fruit, containing one or two seeds in a hard almond-like endocarp or stone; also, the tree which bears it (Prunus, ∨ Amygdalus Persica). In the wild stock the fruit is hard and inedible.

Guinea, ∨ Sierra Leone, peach, the large edible berry of the Sarcocephalus esculentus, a rubiaceous climbing shrub of west tropical Africa. -- Palm peach, the fruit of a Venezuelan palm tree (Bactris speciosa). -- Peach color, the pale red color of the peach blossom. -- Peach-tree borer Zool., the larva of a clearwing moth (Aegeria, ∨ Sannina, exitiosa) of the family Aegeriidae, which is very destructive to peach trees by boring in the wood, usually near the ground; also, the moth itself. See Illust. under Borer.


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