pitch apple


Definition of pitch apple

: a common tropical American tree (Clusia rosea) that has coarse evergreen leaves, solitary white or rose flowers, and a whitish resinous fruit and that when young often grows over other trees like a vine in such a way as to strangle them

called also strangler fig

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“Pitch apple.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pitch%20apple. Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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