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mālum persĭcum > prūnus persică > pêche > peach

This name derives from the Latin “prūnus persică”, meaning “Persian plum tree”, from the Old Latin “mālum persĭcum”, meaning “Persian apple”, later becoming French “pêche”, hence the English "peach". The specific epithet "persica" refers to its widespread cultivation in Persia, whence it was transplanted to Europe. It belongs to the genus Prunus which includes the cherry and plum, in the family Rosaceae.

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