Surinam cherry

noun

Definition of Surinam cherry

1a : a Barbados cherry (Malpighia glabra) with rose to purple flowers and deep red fruits
b : the edible aromatic fruit of this tree
2a : a Brazilian tree (Eugenia uniflora) often cultivated in California and Florida for its spicy red fruit that resembles a cherry
b : the fruit of this tree

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“Surinam cherry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Surinam%20cherry. Accessed 22 Sep. 2021.

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