Japanese plum

Japanese plum

noun
1.
a small tree, Prunus salicina, native to China, bearing edible yellowish fruit.
2.
a related shrub, P. japonica, native to China and Korea, having pink flowers and edible red fruit.
3.
the fruit of either of these.

Origin:
1900–05

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japanese plum

noun
1. small tree of China and Japan bearing large yellow to red plums usually somewhat inferior to European plums in flavor 
2. evergreen tree of warm regions having fuzzy yellow olive-sized fruit with a large free stone; native to China and Japan [syn: loquat
3. yellow olive-sized semitropical fruit with a large free stone and relatively little flesh; used for jellies [syn: loquat
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