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May apple

noun
1.
an American plant, Podophyllum peltatum, of the barberry family, bearing an edible, yellowish, egg-shaped fruit.
2.
the fruit itself.
Also, Mayapple.
Origin
1725-1735
1725-35, Americanism
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British Dictionary definitions for May apple

May apple

noun
1.
an American berberidaceous plant, Podophyllum peltatum, with edible yellowish egg-shaped fruit
2.
the fruit of this plant
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