wood apple

noun (1)

Definition of wood apple

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

noun (2)

Definition of wood-apple (Entry 2 of 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 7 Jul. 2022.

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