sebesten

noun se·bes·ten \ sə̇ˈbestən \

Definition of sebesten

plural -s
1 a : 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
2 a : geiger tree
b : the white edible fruit of the geiger tree

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Origin and Etymology of sebesten

Middle English, from Arabic sibistān, from Persian segpistān


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