gopher plum


Definition of gopher plum

1 : ogeechee lime
2 or gopher apple : either of two plants of the genus Chrysobalanus:
a : coco plum
b : a low spreading shrub (C. oblongifolius) of sandy soil of the southeastern U.S., Mexico, and the West Indies having a fruit that is important in the diet of many small animals (as the land tortoise)

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