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persimmon

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noun per·sim·mon \pər-ˈsi-mən\

Simple Definition of persimmon

  • : a small, round, orange fruit

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of persimmon

  1. 1 :  any of a genus (Diospyros) of trees of the ebony family with hard fine wood, oblong leaves, and small bell-shaped flowers; especially :  an eastern United States tree (D. virginiana) or a Japanese tree (D. kaki)

  2. 2 :  the usually orange several-seeded globular berry of a persimmon that is edible when fully ripe but usually extremely astringent when unripe

Origin of persimmon

Virginia Algonquian pessemmin


First Known Use: 1612


PERSIMMON Defined for Kids

persimmon

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noun per·sim·mon \pər-ˈsi-mən\

Definition of persimmon for Students

  1. :  an orange roundish sweet fruit that grows on a tree of the southeastern United States and Asia and may be very sour when unripe




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persimmon

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noun per·sim·mon \pər-ˈsim-ən\

Medical Definition of persimmon

  1. 1:  any tree or shrub of the genus Diospyros; especially :  one (D. virginiana) of the eastern United States whose bark has been used as an astringent

  2. 2:  the usually orange globular berry of a persimmon that is edible when fully ripe but usually extremely astringent when unripe




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