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- adjective bearing oval fruit
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Page 491 of Florence, by the way of Leghorn, in 1833, and consist of two kinds -- the small, round, esteemed best for oil, and a much larger and more oval-fruited sort, which turns white before it becomes purple, the latter having been sent as stalks to engraft the other upon.
Resources of the Southern Fields and Forests, Medical, Economical, and Agricultural. Being also a Medical Botany of the Confederate States; with Practical Information on the Useful Properties of the Trees, Plants, and Shrubs