from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A name for the edible fruit of several species of the genus Diospyros, and also for the trees. See
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There are two other species including the American persimmon which is native to the eastern US and the date-plum which is native to southeast Europe/southwest Asia and was called the fruit of the Gods by the Greeks.
Its fruit is the mabolo, or date-plum. kasamá: Tenants on the land of another, to whom they render payment in produce or by certain specified services. kogon: A tall, rank grass used for thatch. kris: A Moro dagger or short sword with a serpentine blade. kundíman: A native song. kupang: A large tree of the Mimosa family. kuriput: Miser, "skinflint." lanson: The langsa, a delicious cream-colored fruit about the size of a plum.