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persimmon

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Persimmon \Per*sim"mon\, noun [Virginia Indian.] (Bot.) An American tree ({Diospyros Virginiana}) and its fruit, found from New York southward. The fruit is like a plum in appearance, but is very harsh and astringent until it has been exposed to frost, when it becomes palatable and nutritious.

{Japanese persimmon}, {Diospyros Kaki} and its red or yellow edible fruit, which outwardly resembles a tomato, but contains a few large seeds.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

persimmon

noun

1: any of several tropical trees of the genus Diospyros [syn: {persimmon}, {persimmon tree}]

2: orange fruit resembling a plum; edible when fully ripe


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