Natal plum

Natal plum

noun
1.
a southern African bushy shrub, Carissa grandiflora, of the dogbane family, having forked spines, white flowers, and egg-shaped, red berries.
2.
the fruit of this shrub.
Also called amatungula.


Origin:
1855–60

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natal plum

noun
1. very large closely branched South African shrub having forked bright green spines and shiny leaves 
2. South African shrub having forked spines and plumlike fruit; frequently used as hedging [syn: hedge thorn
3. edible scarlet plumlike fruit of a South African plant [syn: carissa plum
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