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

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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

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“Governor's plum.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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