sebesten

noun
se·​bes·​ten | \ sə̇ˈbestən \
plural -s

Definition of sebesten

1a : an East Indian tree (Cordia myxa) with white flowers in loose terminal panicles

called also Assyrian plum

b or sebesten plum : the fruit of the sebesten used in India for pickles and dried as a demulcent
b : the white edible fruit of the geiger tree

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History and Etymology for sebesten

Middle English, from Arabic sibistān, from Persian segpistān

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“Sebesten.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sebesten. Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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