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Jamaica cherry

[DJE, W3 different sp.; from the red, cherry-like fruit] n. a tropical shrub, Mal­pighia sp.: 1788 The Jamaica or "wild" cherries (Malpighia glabra, M. urens) . . bear pleasant, sourish berries not unlike the cherry (Schoepf 308). cf.CHERRY, WILD CHERRY (Inagua)

Tags: noun, plant, shrub

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Last update: 2012-10-02 20:44
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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