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Related to natal plum: Carissa macrocarpa

Natal plum

n.
A South African evergreen shrub (Carissa macrocarpa) often cultivated as a hedge plant, having forked spines, white flowers, and edible scarlet berries.
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Noun1.Natal plum - very large closely branched South African shrub having forked bright green spines and shiny leavesnatal plum - very large closely branched South African shrub having forked bright green spines and shiny leaves
carissa plum, natal plum - edible scarlet plumlike fruit of a South African plant
carissa - a shrub of the genus Carissa having fragrant white flowers and plumlike red to purple-black fruits
2.Natal plum - South African shrub having forked spines and plumlike fruitnatal plum - South African shrub having forked spines and plumlike fruit; frequently used as hedging
carissa - a shrub of the genus Carissa having fragrant white flowers and plumlike red to purple-black fruits
3.natal plum - edible scarlet plumlike fruit of a South African plant
edible fruit - edible reproductive body of a seed plant especially one having sweet flesh
amatungulu, Carissa grandiflora, Carissa macrocarpa, natal plum - very large closely branched South African shrub having forked bright green spines and shiny leaves
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