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coco plum

[Car.; from Sp. icaco from Taino hikako; cf. Island Carib icácou (Taylor 1977:21)] n. a shrub, Chyrsobalanus icaco, or its plum-like fruit: 1731 Cocoa Plum (Catesby 25). 1788 The coco-plum ... purple-coloured, or blue, and of a sweetish, sleek taste (Schoepf 309). = BAY PLUM (Gen.)

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Last update: 2012-01-10 13:13
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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