prototypal

[ proh-tuh-tahyp ]SEE DEFINITION OF prototypal

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We want, first, to know what the characters of the prototypal peach were.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1600, from French prototype (16c.) and directly from Medieval Latin prototypus "original, primitive," from Greek prototypon "a first or primitive form," noun use of neuter singular of prototypos "original, primitive," from protos "first" (see proto-) + typos "impression, mold, pattern" (see type (n.)). In English from 1590s as prototypon.

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