peach


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Peach \Peach\ (p[=e]ch), v. t. [See Appeach, Impeach.]
   To accuse of crime; to inform against. [Obs.] --Foxe.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Peach \Peach\, v. i.
   To turn informer; to betray one's accomplice. [Obs. or
   Colloq.]
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         If I be ta'en, I'll peach for this.      --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Peach \Peach\ (p[=e]ch), n. [OE. peche, peshe, OF. pesche, F.
   p[^e]che, fr. LL. persia, L. Persicum (sc. malum) a Persian
   apple, a peach. Cf. Persian, and Parsee.]
   1. (Bot.) A well-known high-flavored juicy fruit, containing
      one or two seeds in a hard almond-like endocarp or stone.
      In the wild stock the fruit is hard and inedible.
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   2. The tree (Prunus Persica syn. Amygdalus Persica) which
      bears the peach fruit.
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   3. The pale red color of the peach blossom, or the light
      pinkish yellow of the peach fruit.
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   Guinea peach, or 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 exitiosa, or 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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