governor's plum

variants: or governor plum

Definition of governor's plum

: a small often shrubby dioecious tree (Flacourtia indica) native to Madagascar and southern Asia and cultivated in tropical regions as a hedge plant and for its deep red somewhat acid fruits that resemble small plums

called also ramontchi

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for governor's plum

so called from the fact that the genus Flacourtia was named after Etienne de Flacourt †1660 governor and historian of Madagascar

Learn More About governor's plum

Dictionary Entries Near governor's plum

governor's council

governor's plum


See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for governor's plum

Cite this Entry

“Governor's plum.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon


Test Your Vocabulary

Which Word Does Not Belong?

  • one green toy robot amidst many red toy robots
  • Which of these words does not mean "nonsense"?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!