miracle fruit

noun
1.
the berrylike fruit of either of two African shrubs, Synsepalum dulcificum or Thaumatococcus daniellii, that, when chewed, causes sour substances to taste sweet.
2.
Also called serendipity berry. the similar fruit of an African shrub, Dioscoreophyllum cumminsii.
Also called miracle berry, miraculous fruit.


Origin:
1885–90

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miracle fruit
 
n
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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Contents of phenolics and flavonoids and antioxidant activities in skin, pulp, and seeds of miracle fruit.
Although the name has more to do with marketing than divine intervention, so-called miracle fruit is pretty neat anyway.
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