An apricot is a stone fruit that in appearance is similar to a small peach. The word apricot also refers to the tree that bears the apricot fruit.
The word apricot in English derives from aubercot
in Middle French, through the Portuguese albricoque
and appeared around the 16th century. The word apricot originally meant "early-ripe" in Latin.
Apricot is pronounced differently between American English and British English. In the US, the correct pronunciation of apricot is ah-prih-cot
. The only difference is that the "a" is pronounced with an open "ah" sound, differently from the British pronunciation of apricot