AskDefine | Define pippin

Dictionary Definition

Pippin n : any of numerous superior eating apples with yellow or greenish yellow skin flushed with red

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  1. Any of several varieties of eating apple that have a yellow or green skin with patches of red

Extensive Definition

Pippin, Peppin, and Pepin (Latin: Pippinus, Pipinus, and Pepinus) are variants of a single Frankish given name. It was the name of several important figures in the Carolingian family that ruled the Frankish Empire in what is now France and the western parts of Germany in the Middle Ages:
Pepin/Pippin may also refer to:
  • the nickname of Peregrin Took in J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings
  • a type of apple
  • the protagonist in the novel The Short Reign of Pippin IV by John Steinbeck
  • the yellow dog in the Pippin and Mabel picture book series by K.V. Johansen
  • Pippin (musical), the title of a Broadway musical by Stephen Schwartz; or the 1981 film adaptation of the musical
  • Apple Pippin, a game console designed by Apple Computer and manufactured by Bandai in 1995
  • Jacques Pépin, a famous chef
  • Pepín (footballer), a Spanish footballer, real name José Casas
  • the name of one of the crew of the Pequod in the novel Moby-Dick by Herman Melville
  • Pippin (comics), a children's comic produced by Polystyle Publications from 1966 to 1986
  • the dog in the BBC children's programme Come Outside, who also appeared in the CITV series Woof! the original Pippin was the son of one of the dogs who played Benji
  • Zippin Pippin at Libertyland, formerly just The Pippin
pippin in Breton: Pepin
pippin in German: Pippin
pippin in Spanish: Pippin
pippin in French: Pépin
pippin in Korean: 피핀
pippin in Italian: Pipino
pippin in Dutch: Pepijn
pippin in Japanese: ピピン
pippin in Polish: Pepin
pippin in Portuguese: Pepino (desambiguação)
pippin in Romanian: Pippin (dezambiguizare)
pippin in Chinese: 丕平 (消歧义)

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