ciruela

noun

ciru·​e·​la
ˌsirəˈwālə
plural -s
: the plumlike fruit of any of several tropical American trees belonging to the genus Spondias compare hog plum, ambarella

Word History

Etymology

American Spanish, from Spanish, plum, from Latin cereola (pruna) wax-colored plums, from cereolus wax-colored, from cereus waxen, from cera wax

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“Ciruela.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ciruela. Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

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