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persimmon
Diospyros sp.

per·sim·mon

 (pər-sĭm′ən)
n.
1. Any of various chiefly tropical trees of the genus Diospyros, having hard wood and orange-red fruit with sweet usually soft pulp, especially D. kaki, native to East Asia, and D. virginiana, native to the eastern United States.
2. The fruit of any of these trees.

[From Virginia Algonquian pessemmins, putchamins (as recorded in English-language accounts of Virginia from the early 1600s by John Smith and others) : pesse-, of unknown meaning + -min, fruit, berry (from Proto-Algonquian *-min; compare -mi·n in Unami xi·mi·n, persimmon).]

persimmon

(pɜːˈsɪmən)
n
1. (Plants) any of several tropical trees of the genus Diospyros, typically having hard wood and large orange-red fruit: family Ebenaceae
2. (Plants) the sweet fruit of any of these trees, which is edible when completely ripe
[C17: of Algonquian origin; related to Delaware pasĭmĕnan dried fruit]

per•sim•mon

(pərˈsɪm ən)

n.
1. any of several trees of the genus Diospyros, of the ebony family, bearing showy white flowers and a large, plumlike orange fruit that is edible and sweet when very ripe and soft.
2. the fruit itself.
[1612 (John Smith); < Virginia Algonquian (E sp.) pessemmins, pichamins, pushemins, putchamins (unidentified initial element + reflex of Proto-Algonquian *-min- fruit, berry)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.persimmon - any of several tropical trees of the genus Diospyrospersimmon - any of several tropical trees of the genus Diospyros
fruit tree - tree bearing edible fruit
Diospyros, genus Diospyros - a genus of trees or shrubs that have beautiful and valuable wood
Diospyros kaki, Japanese persimmon, kaki - small deciduous Asiatic tree bearing large red or orange edible astringent fruit
American persimmon, Diospyros virginiana, possumwood - medium-sized tree of dry woodlands in the southern and eastern United States bearing yellow or orange very astringent fruit that is edible when fully ripe
date plum, Diospyros lotus - an Asiatic persimmon tree cultivated for its small yellow or purplish-black edible fruit much valued by Afghan tribes
2.persimmon - orange fruit resembling a plum; edible when fully ripe
berry - any of numerous small and pulpy edible fruits; used as desserts or in making jams and jellies and preserves
Diospyros kaki, Japanese persimmon, kaki - small deciduous Asiatic tree bearing large red or orange edible astringent fruit
American persimmon, Diospyros virginiana, possumwood - medium-sized tree of dry woodlands in the southern and eastern United States bearing yellow or orange very astringent fruit that is edible when fully ripe
Translations
برسيمون
kaki
KakiPersimone
kakipersimonisharon
caquicaquizeiro

persimmon

[pɜːˈsɪmən] Nplacaminero m, caqui m

persimmon

[pərˈsɪmən] nkaki m

persimmon

nPersimone f; (= wood)Persimmon nt

persimmon

[pɜːˈsɪmən] ncachi m inv
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