rose apple

noun

Definition of rose apple

  1. 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. 2 Australia :  burdekin plum

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1790

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1790


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