wood apple

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noun (1)

1
: a small tree (Limoina acidissima or Feronia elephantum) of the family Rutaceae of southeastern Asia that yields a hard heavy durable yellowish wood and is often cultivated for its acid hard-rinded fruit which is used as a food and together with the leaves in folk medicine
2
: the fruit of the wood apple

wood-apple

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noun (2)

: a gum obtained from the wood apple and used like gum arabic

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“Wood apple.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wood%20apple. Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

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