Malay apple

variants: or less commonly Malaysian apple

Definition of Malay apple

: a medium to tall tropical tree (Syzygium malaccense synonym Eugenia malaccensis of the family Myrtaceae) that is native to Malaysia and has dark green glossy leaves with usually pinkish to purplish red flowers also : its oblong to pear-shaped edible fruit with crisp slightly sweet flesh and red or sometimes white skin

Note: Both the tree and fruit are also called rose apple and mountain apple.

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First Known Use of Malay apple

1822, in the meaning defined above

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“Malay apple.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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