marula

noun
ma·​ru·​la
variants: or less commonly maroola \ məˈrülə \
plural -s

Definition of marula

1 : a tree (Sclerocarya caffra) of the family Anacardiaceae that is native to the veld and low country of Africa and that has grayish mottled bark, pinnate leaves, inconspicuous flowers in sprays, and succulent fruits resembling plums which contain an edible seed and are used locally to prepare an intoxicating beverage
2 or less commonly marula plum : the fruit of the marula

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History and Etymology for marula

native name in southern Africa

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“Marula.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/marula. Accessed 17 Sep. 2021.

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