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pigeon plum

[OED, W3 different sp. of Coccoloba] n. a tree (Coccoloba retusa or C. floridana) with small black fruit: 1731 Pigeon Plum. . .grows on rocks on many of the Bahama Islands (Catesby II 94). 1934 Silvertop berries. . are used for dessert together with pigeon plums (Bell 84). (Gen.)

Tags: food, fruit, noun, plant

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Last update: 2010-11-19 04:47
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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