rose apple

rose apple

noun
1.
any of various tropical trees belonging to the genus Syzygium, of the myrtle family, especially S. jambos, of the East Indies, having showy, greenish-white flowers and oval, yellowish fruit.
2.
the fragrant fruit of any of these trees, used in making jellies and confections.

Origin:
1620–30

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rose apple
 
n
an ornamental myrtaceous tree, Syzygium jambos, of the East Indies, cultivated in the tropics for its edible fruit

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