One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The tough central part of an apple, containing the seeds.‘he tossed his apple core into someone's garden’‘empty lager cans and rotting apple cores’
- ‘Never throw apple cores or other food scraps from your car.’
- ‘Last Monday I came in to find a mouldy orange and an apple core from the previous Friday deposited on my desk.’
- ‘The crowd was vocal in its disapproval, responding with hoots, catcalls and a hail of empty bottles, apple cores and other missiles.’
- ‘Use a small knife and spoon to scoop out the apple cores, leaving the base of the apples intact.’
- ‘He sent in a photo of himself proudly holding an apple tree sapling that grew from a discarded apple core in his garden.’
- ‘She picked up a half-eaten apple core by the stalk, then dropped it disgustedly into a corner.’
- ‘Some species will be attracted to roadsides if they smell fast-food containers, apple cores, candy wrappers, soda bottles, and the like.’
- ‘Dad clears my bag out when I get home because sometimes I leave apple cores in it.’
- ‘Sam threw her apple core in the garbage and headed back to her bedroom.’
- ‘If just one guy throws his apple core into the recycling basket, that one bit of contamination can undermine the entire collection process.’
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