surinam cherry

noun
acid red or yellow cherry-like fruit of a tropical American shrub very rich in vitamin C
Hypernyms: ↑berry
Part Holonyms: ↑barbados cherry, ↑acerola, ↑Surinam cherry, ↑West Indian cherry, ↑Malpighia glabra

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noun
Usage: usually capitalized S
1.
a. : a Barbados cherry (Malpighia glabra) with rose to purple flowers and deep red fruits
b. : the edible aromatic fruit of this tree
2.
a. : a Brazilian tree (Eugenia uniflora) often cultivated in California and Florida for its spicy red fruit that resembles a cherry
b. : the fruit of this tree

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1. a tropical American tree, Eugenia uniflora, of the myrtle family, having ovate leaves and fragrant, white flowers.
2. the yellow or red cherrylike fruit of this tree. Also called pitanga.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Surinam cherry — vienažiedė eugenija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Mirtinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, maistinis, vaisinis, vaistinis augalas (Eugenia uniflora), paplitęs Pietų Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Eugenia brasiliana; Eugenia michelii; Eugenia uniflora …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Surinam-cherry — vienažiedė eugenija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Mirtinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, maistinis, vaisinis, vaistinis augalas (Eugenia uniflora), paplitęs Pietų Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Eugenia brasiliana; Eugenia michelii; Eugenia uniflora …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Surinam cherry — noun 1. tropical American shrub bearing edible acid red fruit resembling cherries • Syn: ↑barbados cherry, ↑acerola, ↑West Indian cherry, ↑Malpighia glabra • Hypernyms: ↑dicot, ↑dicotyledon, ↑magnoliopsid …   Useful english dictionary

  • Surinam cherry — 1. a tropical American tree, Eugenia uniflora, of the myrtle family, having ovate leaves and fragrant, white flowers. 2. the yellow or red cherrylike fruit of this tree. Also called pitanga. * * * …   Universalium

  • Surinam cherry — Eugenia (E) …   EthnoBotanical Dictionary

  • Cherry (disambiguation) — The Cherry is the fruit of many plants of the genus Prunus. Cherry may also refer to: Contents 1 Plants and fruits 2 People 2.1 Surn …   Wikipedia

  • cherry — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. ruddy, reddish, rosy, cerise, claret, bright red, light red, blushing, incarnadine, rubescent, rubicund, erubescent, cherry colored, cherry red, bright, blooming; see also red . n. Varieties of cherries include: Bing,… …   English dictionary for students

  • barbados cherry — noun 1. tropical American shrub bearing edible acid red fruit resembling cherries • Syn: ↑acerola, ↑Surinam cherry, ↑West Indian cherry, ↑Malpighia glabra • Hypernyms: ↑dicot, ↑dicotyledon, ↑magnoliopsid …   Useful english dictionary

  • West Indian cherry — noun 1. tropical American shrub bearing edible acid red fruit resembling cherries • Syn: ↑barbados cherry, ↑acerola, ↑Surinam cherry, ↑Malpighia glabra • Hypernyms: ↑dicot, ↑dicotyledon, ↑magnoliopsid, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Brazil cherry — vienažiedė eugenija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Mirtinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, maistinis, vaisinis, vaistinis augalas (Eugenia uniflora), paplitęs Pietų Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Eugenia brasiliana; Eugenia michelii; Eugenia uniflora …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)


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