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  • n. The tree Maclura pomifera, noted for its large, dense, wrinkly, bright green and unpalatable fruit, once a popular hedge tree in the United States.
  • n. The fruit of this tree.

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  • an ornamental usually thorny United States tree (Maclura pomifera) of the mulberry family with shiny ovate leaves and hard bright orange wood; also : its yellowish-green globose fruit

    As a child I played in "wars" with the other neighborhood children and used these heavy, dangerous missiles. They are the size of baseballs. They were also called monkey balls.

    January 25, 2008