mombin

noun mom·bin \mōmˈbēn\

Definition of mombin

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  a common tropical American shrub or small tree (Spondias purpurea) with compound leaves and purple paniculate flowers —called also jocote — compare hog plum

  2. 2 :  the edible purplish fruit of the mombin

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Origin and Etymology of mombin

American Spanish mombín, from Carib


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