Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The rose-apple tree, Eugenia Jambos.
- n. Alternative form of jambul.
“The guava (Psidium pomiferum) called jambu biji, and also jambu protukal”
“In smell and even in taste it partakes much of the flavour of the rose; but this quality belongs more especially to another species, called jambu ayer mawar, or the rose-water jambu.”
“The cashew-apple and nut, called jambu muniet, or monkey-jambu”
“In Jakarta we've heard these pink guava called jambu biji”
“Another typical food we tried is tacaca, which consists of a bowl of soup with a plants (called jambu) inside it, and some gloopy stuff and some prawns, unfortuantely it tasted terrible, the jambu leaves have a mild anaesthetic effect on your mouth, like Sichuan peppercorns!”
“(biji = seeds, to distinguish them from rose apples, I suppose, which are also called jambu) and jambu merah (merah = red).”
“We'll survive peak oil heaps easier and we can live off ice cream bean pictured above and wax jambu.”
“Sultan eats, papayas, and clusters of a species of jambu, a pear-shaped fruit, beautiful to look at, each fruit looking as if made of some transparent, polished white wax with a pink flush on one side.”
“Buddha, in the form of the genius of the jambu-tree, comments thus on their conversation: --”
“The jambu tree, the Buddhist god-tree, is in the shape of a cross. 9”
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