apple-john (n.) Old form(s): Apple Iohn
kind of apple with a shrivelled skin [associated with midsummer (St John's) day]
1H4 III.iii.4[Falstaff to Bardolph] I am withered like an old apple-john
2H4 II.iv.1[Francis to Drawer] What the devil hast thou brought there - apple-johns?
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