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persimmon

noun per·sim·mon \pər-ˈsi-mən\

: a small, round, orange fruit

Full Definition of PERSIMMON

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

Virginia Algonquian pessemmin
First Known Use: 1612
PERSIMMON Defined for Kids

persimmon

noun per·sim·mon \pər-ˈsi-mən\

Definition of PERSIMMON for Kids

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

persimmon

noun per·sim·mon \pər-ˈsim-ən\

Medical Definition of PERSIMMON

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

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