Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A plant of the genus Spondias, natural order Anacardiaceæ. Some of the species yield pleasant fruits, as S. purpurea and S. lutea of the West Indies. Their fruit is a common food for hogs. A much-esteemed Brazilian dish is prepared from the juice of S. tuberosa, mixed with milk, curds, and sugar. In North America the name is applied to several different plants: Prunus angustifolia, the Chickasaw plum of the eastern United States; Rhus Metopium, the poison-wood or coral-sumac of tropical Florida; and Ximenia Americana, the wild lime of Florida, which is perhaps introduced from the West Indies.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) a tropical tree, of the genus Spondias (Spondias lutea), with fruit somewhat resembling plums, but chiefly eaten by hogs. It is found in the West Indies.
- n. yellow oval tropical fruit
- n. tropical American tree having edible yellow fruit
- n. small native American shrubby tree bearing small edible yellow to reddish fruit
- n. fruit of the wild plum of southern United States
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