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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 North·ern a.
 1. Of or pertaining to the north; being in the north, or nearer to that point than to the east or west.
 2. In a direction toward the north; as, to steer a northern course; coming from the north; as, a northern wind.
 Northern diver. Zool. See Loon.
 Northern lights. See Aurora borealis, under Aurora.
 Northern spy Bot., an excellent American apple, of a yellowish color, marked with red.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 Northern Spy
      n : large late-ripening apple with skin striped with yellow and
          red