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
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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