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(Science: botany) An apple from a tree raised from the seed and not grafted; a seedling apple.

A name given to apples of several different kinds, as Newtown pippin, summer pippin, fall pippin, golden pippin. We will eat a last year's pippin. (Shak) Normandy pippins, sun-dried apples for winter use.

Origin: Probably fr. OE. Pippin a seed, as being raised from the seed. See Pip a seed.