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seven-year apple

[OED idem "supposed to require seven years to ripen"] n. a shrub, Guenipa clusiaefolia, with small, apple-like fruit: 1731 I know not for what reason the inhabitants of the Bahama Islands (where it grows) call it the Seven Years Apple (Catesby 59). = SAN(D)Y APPLE, SAMMY APPLE <Gen.>

Tags: fruit, noun, plant, shrub, tree

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Last update: 2011-08-17 17:19
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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