Apricot

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Description

A deciduous, fruit bearing tree, Prunus armeniaca, from the rose family. Apricot trees originated in China. A clear, water soluble gum exudes from open cuts in the bark. Apricot gum contains arabinose, galactose, mannose, and glucuronic acid.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Prunus armeniaca; apricot gum; fruitwood; fruit gum; darian gum; al-burquk (Arab.); praecox (Lat.); meruňka obecná (Ces.); abrikostræet (Dan.); Aprikose (Deut.); albaricoque (Esp.); abricot (Fr.); albicocco (It.); abrikoos (Ned.); aprikos (Nor., Sven.); morela (Pol.)

Additional Information

° Schoch, W., Heller, I., Schweingruber, F.H., Kienast, F., 2004:Wood anatomy of central European Species: Stone Fruit: Apricot,Prunus armeniaca L.

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)
  • Ancient Egyptian Materials and Technologies, Paul Nicholson, Ian Shaw (eds.), Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2000 Comment: R. Newman
  • Van Nostrand's Scientific Encyclopedia, Douglas M. Considine (ed.), Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 1976
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998

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