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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 of rose apple
1620-1630
1620-30
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  • "I wonder why that bud is so much larger than the others," said the rose-apple tree, who had a great deal of curiosity.

    The Magic Bed Hartwell James
  • We filled ourselves with the juicy pink fruit of the “kavika,” or what is generally known as the Malacca or rose-apple.

  • But when the storm came and the thunder roared and the lightning flashed, the rose-apple tree was afraid and dared not look up.

    The Magic Bed Hartwell James
  • The small animals eat the fruit, and I tasted some, but it was not so good as the rose-apple; we called it the white-apple.

  • The rose-apple grows on one of the most symmetrical trees in Cuba, with strong, oval, glossy leaves.

  • "Perhaps it is a star and not a diamond," said the rose-apple tree; but because of its brightness it could not tell which it was.

    The Magic Bed Hartwell James
British Dictionary definitions for rose-apple

rose apple

noun
1.
an ornamental myrtaceous tree, Syzygium jambos, of the East Indies, cultivated in the tropics for its edible fruit
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