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Diospyros

noun Di·os·py·ros \ dī-ˈäs-pə-ˌrōs \

medical Definition of Diospyros

: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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