rose apple


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
e : java plum
2 Australia : burdekin plum

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First Known Use of rose apple

1790, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Rose apple.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2020.

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