mombin

noun

mom·​bin
mōmˈbēn
plural -s
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
: the edible purplish fruit of the mombin

Word History

Etymology

American Spanish mombín, from Carib

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“Mombin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mombin. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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