from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A tropical evergreen tree (Syzygium jambos) of Southeast Asia, widely cultivated for its showy white flowers and fragrant yellowish fruits, used to make jellies and confections.
  • noun The fruit of this plant.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An East Indian tree, Eugenia Jambos, widely cultivated in the tropics, beautiful in flower, foliage, and fruit.
  • In Australia, the sweet plum, Rancooria cerasifera. See Owenia, 1.

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

  • noun tropical tree of the East Indies cultivated for its edible fruit
  • noun fragrant oval yellowish tropical fruit used in jellies and confections


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