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  • noun A medium-sized dioecious tree, Sclerocarya birrea, indigenous to Southern Africa and West Africa.


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  • A tree found in tropical and subtropical central and southern Africa, with dark green, glossy foliage and an edible yellow fruit resembling a plum. The fruit, also called marula, is used in making beer and wine.

    February 12, 2008

  • "Some trees provided fruit: tamarind, marula, raisinier, custard apple."

    - "The Great Oasis" by Burkhard Bilger, p 120 of the December 19 & 26, 2011 issue of the New Yorker

    January 1, 2012