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