The main difference between Peach and Apricot is that the Peach is a species of plant and Apricot is a cultivated fruit.
The peach (Prunus persica) is a deciduous tree native to the region of Northwest China between the Tarim Basin and the north slopes of the Kunlun Mountains, where it was first domesticated and cultivated. It bears an edible juicy fruit called a peach or a nectarine.
The specific name persica refers to its widespread cultivation in Persia (modern-day Iran), from where it was transplanted to Europe. It belongs to the genus Prunus which includes the cherry, apricot, almond and plum, in the rose family. The peach is classified with the almond in the subgenus Amygdalus, distinguished from the other subgenera by the corrugated seed shell. Due to their close relatedness, the inside of a peach stone tastes remarkably similar to almond, and peach stones are often used to make a cheap version of marzipan, known as persipan.Peaches and nectarines are the same species, even though they are regarded commercially as different fruits. In contrast to peaches, whose fruits present the characteristic fuzz on the skin, nectarines are characterized by the absence of fruit-skin trichomes (fuzz-less fruit); it is thought that a mutation in a single gene (MYB25) is responsible for the hair or no-hair difference between the two.China alone produced 58% of the world’s total for peaches and nectarines in 2016.
An apricot is a fruit, or the tree that bears the fruit, of several species in the genus Prunus (stone fruits).
Usually, an apricot tree is from the species P. armeniaca, but the species P. brigantina, P. mandshurica, P. mume, P. zhengheensis and P. sibirica are closely related, have similar fruit, and are also called apricots.
A tree (noshow=1), native to China and now widely cultivated throughout temperate regions, having pink flowers and edible fruit.
The soft juicy stone fruit of the peach tree, having yellow flesh, downy, red-tinted yellow skin, and a deeply sculptured pit or stone containing a single seed.
A light moderate to strong yellowish pink to light orange color.
A particularly admirable or pleasing person or thing.
Of or pertaining to the color peach.
Particularly pleasing or agreeable.
To inform on someone; turn informer.
To inform against.
A round sweet and juicy stone fruit, resembling peach or plum in taste, with a yellow-orange flesh, lightly fuzzy skin and a large seed inside.
The apricot tree, Prunus armeniaca
A pale yellow-orange colour, like that of an apricot fruit.
A dog with an orange-coloured coat.
the junction of the brain and brain stem on a target, used as an aiming point to ensure a one-shot kill.
Of a pale yellowish-orange colour, like that of an apricot.