miracle fruit

noun

Definition of miracle fruit

: a tropical African shrub (Synsepalum dulcificum) of the sapodilla family whose small red fruit contains a glycoprotein that when applied to the tongue causes sour substances to taste sweet also : its fruit

First Known Use of miracle fruit

1964, in the meaning defined above

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“Miracle fruit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/miracle%20fruit. Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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