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per·sim·mon / pərˈsimən/ • n. 1. an edible fruit that resembles a large tomato and has very sweet flesh. 2. the tree (genus Diospyros, family Ebenaceae) that yields this fruit, related to ebony. Its several species include the North American D. virginiana, an evergreen with dark red fruit, and the Japanese persimmon (D. kaki), cultivated for its orange fruit.

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persimmon

persimmon Any of several types of tree of the genus Diospyros. It produces reddish-orange fruit, which is sour and astringent until ripe. Species include the North American persimmon (D. virginiana) and the Japanese persimmon (D. kaki). Family Ebenaceae.

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persimmon

persimmon Fruit of Diospyros virginiana (American persimmon or Virginia date) and D. kaki (Japanese persimmon, date plum, or kaki). Kaki may be eaten raw or cooked; American persimmon develops a sour flavour if cooked.

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persimmon

persimmon XVII. of Algonquian orig.

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persimmon

persimmon: see ebony.

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persimmon

persimmon See DIOSPYROS.

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