governor's plum


variants or governor 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

Word History


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

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“Governor's plum.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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