Definition of Cortland in English:


Pronunciation /ˈkôrtlənd/ /ˈkɔrtlənd/


  • A dessert apple of a variety with red skin and sweet flesh, originating in the United States.

    ‘I prefer using Cortlands for baking, but they weren't available’
    • ‘I was forced to use Granny Smith instead of the suggested Cortland.’
    • ‘Personally, I'd pass on Crab, but Cortland and Baldwin are elegant.’
    • ‘Some of the types of apples available for picking at Homestead Orchard include Regent, Cortland, Fireside, Honey Crisp, Prairie Spy, and Haralson.’
    • ‘Developed in 1898 by the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva, 'Cortland' is a cross between 'Ben Davis' and 'McIntosh.'’
    • ‘Other neat varieties include apples that take longer to brown (Cortland, Redcort) making them ideal for salads.’
    • ‘We spent our weekends at that time of year on long drives through bucolic hills, perhaps en route to the apple orchard, to pick McIntoshes and Cortlands and Honeycrisps.’
    • ‘On a sunny fall day, the baskets at their roadside stand are filled with late-harvest apples: fat juicy Cortlands and deep crimson Spartans.’
    • ‘In a world of Cortlands and Macs, it's not easy for a new apple to make a name for itself.’
    • ‘I make a wonderful sauce using unpeeled, cored & quartered Cortlands and a bit of apple cider to get them started.’
    • ‘Try using one of these varieties: Granny Smith, Spys, Cortlands, or Pippins.’


Early 20th century named after Cortland County, New York, near which the apple was developed.