Definition of rose apple
1 : any of several tropical plants (genus Syzygium of the family Myrtaceae) or their fruits: such as a : a small tropical tree (Syzygium jambos synonym Eugenia jambos) native to southeastern Asia that has long, glossy, evergreen leaves and creamy to greenish white flowers; also : its usually round to oval edible fruit with flesh having a roselike fragrance b : malay apple c : brush cherry 1 d : scrub cherry e : java plum
2 Australia : burdekin plum
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