coco plum

variants: or less commonly cocoa plum

Definition of coco plum

1 : a small spreading tree (Chrysobalanus icaco) of tropical America
2 : the plum-shaped fruit of the coco plum tree varying from nearly white to almost black and used for preserves

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History and Etymology for coco plum

coco by folk etymology from Spanish icaco, hicaco

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“Coco plum.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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