sebesten

noun se·bes·ten \sə̇ˈbestən\

Definition of sebesten

plural

-s

  1. 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

  2. 2a :  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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