apricot

apricot (n.) 1550s, abrecock, from Catalan abercoc, related to Port. albricoque, from Arabic al-birquq, through Byzantine Gk. berikokkia from L. (malum) praecoquum "early-ripening (fruit)" (see PRECOCIOUS (Cf. precocious)). Form assimilated to Fr. abricot.
Latin praecoquis early-ripe, can probably be attributed to the fact that the fruit was considered a variety of peach that ripened sooner than other peaches .... [Barnhart]
The older Latin name for it was prunum Armeniacum or malum Armeniacum, in reference to supposed origin in Armenia. As a color name, first attested 1906.

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