, of the measure فُعَّالٌ; an Arabic word; [not arabicized;] (Mṣb;) [The apple, or apples;] a certain fruit, (L, Mṣb,) well known, (Ṣ, L, Mṣb, Ḳ,) plentiful in [the cooler parts of] the land of the Arabs: (AḤn, TA:) the word is said by Abu-l-Khattáb to be derived from تَفْحَةٌ “ a sweet odour: ” (L:) the n. un. is with ة: (Ṣ, L, Mṣb:) the pl. is تَفَافِيحُ: (T:) and the dim. of the n. un. is
↓تُفَيْفيحَةٌ. (L.) You say, فُلَانٌ تُحْفَتُهُ تُفَّاحَةٌ [Such a one, his present is an apple]. (A.)
تُفَّاحُ الحُبِّ and تُفَّاحٌ ذَهَبِىٌّ: see بَاذَنْجَانٌ.
تُفَّاحُ البَرِّ: see يَبْرُوحٌ, in art. برح.
التُّفَّاحَةُ also signifies (tropical:) The head of the thigh-bone, which is in the haunch-bone. (Kr, A, Ḳ.)
لَطَمْنَ بِالعُنَّابِ التُّفَّاحَ [lit. They (women) slapped, with the jujubes, the apples] means, (tropical:) with the fingers, or the ends of the fingers, the cheeks. (A.)