: a small genus of tropical trees (family Anacardiaceae) having pinnate leaves and small flowers in terminal panicles, a free ovary that becomes in fruit a fleshy drupe, and astringent leaves and bark see ciruela, hog plum, mombin, ambarella

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New Latin, from Greek spondias, spodias bullace

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“Spondias.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Spondias. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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