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miracle fruit

the berrylike fruit of either of two African shrubs, Synsepalum dulcificum or Thaumatococcus daniellii, that, when chewed, causes sour substances to taste sweet.
Also called serendipity berry. the similar fruit of an African shrub, Dioscoreophyllum cumminsii.
Also called miracle berry, miraculous fruit.
Origin of miracle fruit
1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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British Dictionary definitions for miracle fruit

miracle fruit

(informal) the small, red, edible berry of the plant Synsepalum dulcificum, which contains a protein that makes bitter things taste sweet
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