Etymology
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pippin (n.)

"excellent person or thing," 1897, a sense extended from coveted varieties of apple that were raised from seed (so called since late 14c.), from Middle English pipin "seed of certain fruits" (see pip (n.1)).

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Definitions of pippin

Pippin (n.)
any of numerous superior eating apples with yellow or greenish yellow skin flushed with red;
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