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ceriman

[ser-uh-muhn, ser-uh-man, -mahn]
noun, plural cerimans.
1.
a climbing, tropical American plant, Monstera deliciosa, of the arum family, characterized by cordlike, aerial roots and large, perforated leaves.
2.
the greenish-yellow, edible, sweet fruit of this plant.
Also called false breadfruit.


Origin:
1870–75; < American Spanish

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ceriman

noun
1. tropical American vine having roots that hang like cords and cylindrical fruit with a pineapple and banana flavor 
2. tropical cylindrical fruit resembling a pinecone with pineapple-banana flavor 
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