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  • n. Any of several South African evergreen shrubs, of the genus Carissa, having white flowers and red berries, often cultivated as hedging

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • The drupaceous fruit of two South African shrubs of the genus Carissa (formerly Arduina) (Carissa bispinosa and Carissa grandiflora). It is also called amatungulu.
  • the shrub bearing the natal plum{1}; a very large closely branched South African shrub (Carissa grandiflora) of the dogbane family having forked bright green spines, white flowers, shiny leaves, and red berries.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. South African shrub having forked spines and plumlike fruit; frequently used as hedging
  • n. edible scarlet plumlike fruit of a South African plant
  • n. very large closely branched South African shrub having forked bright green spines and shiny leaves


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