Spanish cherry


Definition of Spanish cherry

: a tropical Asian evergreen tree (Mimusops elengi) with fragrant white flowers and orange to red berrylike fruit

called also bakul, bakula, bulletwood

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First Known Use of Spanish cherry

1930, in the meaning defined above

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“Spanish cherry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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