Meaning of McIntosh in English:


Pronunciation /ˈmakɪntɒʃ/


(also McIntosh red)
  • A deep red dessert apple of a Canadian variety.

    ‘Empire combines the mild tartness of McIntosh with Red Delicious sweetness.’
    • ‘The Mcintosh apple is another great apple that can be eaten raw, used in salads, or applesauces.’
    • ‘McIntosh apples are my favorite kinds of apples, too!’


Late 19th century named after John McIntosh (1777–1845 or 1846), the Canadian farmer on whose farm the wild apple was discovered.