Surinam cherry

Surinam cherry

noun
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.
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surinam cherry

noun
1. tropical American shrub bearing edible acid red fruit resembling cherries [syn: barbados cherry
2. Brazilian tree with spicy red fruit; often cultivated in California and Florida 
3. acid red or yellow cherry-like fruit of a tropical American shrub very rich in vitamin C [syn: acerola
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