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Johnny Appleseed   /dʒˈɑni ˈæpəlsˌid/   Listen
Johnny Appleseed

noun
1.
United States pioneer who planted apple trees as he traveled (1774-1845).  Synonyms: Chapman, John Chapman.






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"Johnny Appleseed" Quotes from Famous Books



... my way," says the narrator, "there was a farmer in the days when his sort were not called agriculturists; he kep' an orchard, at the same time, without being called a horticulturist. He was just another kind of 'Johnny Appleseed,' for he doted on apples and used to beg slips and seeds of any new variety until he had one hundred and eighty-two trees in his big orchard. I have counted them and longed for them, early, mid, and late harvest—he fit off the bug and the blight and the worm like a wizard. If ...
— The Lincoln Story Book • Henry L. Williams



Words linked to "Johnny Appleseed" :   pioneer, chapman



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