Surinam cherry

a tropical American tree, Eugenia uniflora, of the myrtle family, having ovate leaves and fragrant, white flowers.
the yellow or red cherrylike fruit of this tree.
Also called pitanga. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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surinam cherry

1. tropical American shrub bearing edible acid red fruit resembling cherries [syn: barbados cherry
2. Brazilian tree with spicy red fruit; often cultivated in California and Florida 
3. acid red or yellow cherry-like fruit of a tropical American shrub very rich in vitamin C [syn: acerola
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