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  • (noun): Fruit with red or yellow or green skin and sweet to tart crisp whitish flesh.
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Apple

The apple is the pomaceous fruit of the apple tree, species Malus domestica in the rose family (Rosaceae). It is one of the most widely cultivated tree fruits, and the most widely known of the many members of genus Malus that are used by humans. Apples grow on small, deciduous trees. The tree originated in Western Asia, where its wild ancestor, Malus sieversii, is still found today. Apples have been grown for thousands of years in Asia and Europe, and were brought to North America by European colonists. Apples have been present in the mythology and religions of many cultures, including Norse, Greek and Christian traditions. In 2010, the fruit's genome was decoded, leading to new understandings of disease control and selective breeding in apple production.

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Twentieth Anniversary Macintosh - Production/Release
... Apple manufactured 12,000 TAMs, with a release run of 11,601 ... The remaining 399 were kept by Apple for use as spare parts ... Ten TAMs were sent to Apple Australia ...
Apple - Nutrition
... Apples, with skin (edible parts) Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz) Energy 218 kJ (52 kcal) Carbohydrates 13.81 g - Sugars 10.39 g - Dietary fiber 2.4 g Fat 0.17 g Protein 0.26 g Water 85.56 ... mg (2%) Zinc 0.04 mg (0%) Percentages are relative to US recommendations for adults The proverb "An apple a day keeps the doctor away.", addressing the health effects of the fruit, dates from 19th century Wales ... Research suggests that apples may reduce the risk of colon cancer, prostate cancer and lung cancer ...
AppleWorks
... Originally, AppleWorks was an integrated software package for the Apple II platform, released in 1984 by Apple Computer ... In 1998, the name AppleWorks was repurposed by Apple following its elimination of its Claris subsidiary, which marketed a software package for Macintosh and Windows named ... bundled with all consumer-level Macs sold by Apple ...
Safari (web Browser) - Criticism - Distribution Through Apple Software Update
... An earlier version of Apple Software Update (bundled with Safari, QuickTime, and iTunes for Microsoft Windows) selected Safari for installation from a list of Apple programs to download by default, even when a pre-exi ... John Lilly, CEO of Mozilla, stated that Apple's use of its updating software to promote its other products was "a bad practice and should stop." He argued that the ... In a newer update, Apple Software Update no longer selected new installation items in the new software section by default (as of late 2008) ...
Malus - Uses
... For the Malus domestica cultivars, the cultivated apples, see Apple ... As Old English Wergulu, the crab apple is one of the nine plants invoked in the pagan Anglo-Saxon Nine Herbs Charm, recorded in the 10th century ... Some crabapples are used as rootstocks for domestic apples to add beneficial characteristics ...

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    Your apple face, the simple crèche
    Of your arms, the August smells
    Of your skin. Then I sorted your clothes
    And the loves you had left, Elizabeth,
    Elizabeth, until you were gone.
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)

    Now as I was young and easy under the apple boughs
    About the lilting house and happy as the grass was green,
    The night above the dingle starry,
    Dylan Thomas (1914–1953)

    The apple tree has been celebrated by the Hebrews, Greeks, Romans, and Scandinavians. Some have thought that the first human pair were tempted by its fruit. Goddesses are fabled to have contended for it, dragons were set to watch it, and heroes were employed to pluck it.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)