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A Brazilian shrub or small tree (Myrciaria cauliflora) cultivated for its edible purplish-black fruits, which are borne directly on the trunk and larger branches.
[Portuguese, from Tupí iauoti kaua, having branches tipped with black fruit.]
(Plants) an evergreen tropical tree, Myrciaria cauliflora, that is native to the West Indies and Brazil and which has white flowers and purple fruit
ja•bo•ti•ca•ba(ʒəˌbu tɪˈkɑ bə)
n., pl. -bas.
a Brazilian evergreen tree, Myrciaria cauliflora, of the myrtle family, bearing clusters of grapelike fruit on the trunk.
[1815–25; < Portuguese jabuticaba]
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|Noun||1.||jaboticaba - small evergreen tropical tree native to Brazil and West Indies but introduced into southern United States; grown in Brazil for its edible tough-skinned purple grapelike fruit that grows all along the branches|
jaboticaba - tough-skinned purple grapelike tropical fruit grown in Brazil
genus Myrciaria, Myrcia, Myrciaria - a genus of tropical American trees and shrubs of the myrtle family
fruit tree - tree bearing edible fruit
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edible fruit - edible reproductive body of a seed plant especially one having sweet flesh