jambolana

Jambolana

Jam`bo*la"na\, n. [Cf. Pg. jambol[~a]o a kind of tropical fruit.] (Bot.) A myrtaceous tree of the West Indies and tropical America (Calyptranthes Jambolana), with astringent bark, used for dyeing. It bears an edible fruit.
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