Diospyros

noun

Di·​os·​py·​ros dī-ˈäs-pə-ˌrōs How to pronounce Diospyros (audio)
: a genus of trees and shrubs of the ebony family (Ebenaceae) with hard fine wood, oblong leaves, and small bell-shaped flowers that includes an American persimmon (D. virginiana) whose bark has been used as an astringent

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“Diospyros.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Diospyros. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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