mombin

noun mom·bin \ mōmˈbēn \

Definition of mombin

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

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Origin and Etymology of mombin

American Spanish mombín, from Carib


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