Muntingia

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Related to Aratiles: Muntingia calabura, Aratilis
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Noun1.Muntingia - one species: Jamaican cherry; sometimes placed in family Flacourtiaceae
dilleniid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous trees and shrubs and herbs
Elaeocarpaceae, elaeocarpus family, family Elaeocarpaceae - genus of trees and shrubs widely distributed in warm regions some yielding useful timber; in some classifications included in the family Santalaceae
calabur tree, calabura, Jamaican cherry, Muntingia calabura, silk wood, silkwood - a fast-growing tropical American evergreen having white flowers and white fleshy edible fruit; bark yields a silky fiber used in cordage and wood is valuable for staves
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As children of the '80s, the neighborhood kids and I played house on a mango tree, encountering higad and hantik, picking aratiles from other trees, and sliding down rooftops with only a flimsy gutter to break our momentum.
The fire started at the ceiling of the two-story house of Edgardo Mansurate on Purok 3, Aratiles, Masville Compound in Barangay (village) BF Homes at 9:52 a.
It forms the backbone to a remarkably rococo salad that incorporates paper-thin curls of ampalaya, roasted sesame seeds, jicama and a dressing based on pureed aratiles.