Otaheite apple


Also found in: Wikipedia.

O`ta`hei´te ap´ple


1.(Bot.) The fruit of a Polynesian anacardiaceous tree (Spondias dulcis), also called vi-apple. It is rather larger than an apple, and the rind has a flavor of turpentine, but the flesh is said to taste like pineapples.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
It has been introduced throughout the tropics, including many Caribbean countries and territories such as Jamaica where it is known simply as 'Jamaican apple' or the more common Otaheite apple.
I suspect the author meant Otaheite apple, a dark-maroon fruit, about the size and shape of a Bartlett pear, with a gently sweet, white flesh.
The injury heightened her sense of smell: She can detect ripening mangoes and Otaheite apples as well as the tragedy that will involve her great-nephew, 6-year-old Kaia, and a group known as Babylon.