coco plum

noun

variants or less commonly cocoa 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

Word History

Etymology

coco by folk etymology from Spanish icaco, hicaco

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“Coco plum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coco%20plum. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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