gingerbread plum


Definition of gingerbread plum

1 : a West African tree (Parinarium macrophyllum) that has a strong light-brown wood and edible fruit
2 : the fruit of the gingerbread plum having a soft mealy edible pulp, a kernel rich in oil, and a cottony protective layer around the seeds that is used locally for tinder

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“Gingerbread plum.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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