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Topic: FOOD DISH

Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: peche, from Late Latin persica, from Latin persicus 'Persian'

peach

1 noun
     
peach1
1 [countable]DFFHBP a round juicy fruit that has a soft yellow or red skin and a large, hard seed in the centre, or the tree that this fruit grows on
2 [uncountable]CC a pale pinkish-orange colour
3 [singular] old-fashioned something or someone that you think is very good:
Anderton scored a peach of a goal.
4

peaches and cream

DCB used to describe skin that is an attractive pink colour:
a peaches and cream complexion
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