Persimmon



[per-sim-uh n] /pərˈsɪm ən/

noun
1.
any of several trees of the genus Diospyros, especially D. virginiana, of North America, bearing astringent, plumlike fruit that is sweet and edible when ripe, and D. kaki, of Japan and China, bearing soft, red or orange fruit.
2.
the fruit itself.
/pɜːˈsɪmən/
noun
1.
any of several tropical trees of the genus Diospyros, typically having hard wood and large orange-red fruit: family Ebenaceae
2.
the sweet fruit of any of these trees, which is edible when completely ripe
n.

1610s, from Powhatan (Algonquian) pasimenan “fruit dried artificially,” from pasimeneu “he dries fruit,” containing proto-Algonquian */-min-/ “fruit, berry.”

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