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Anchovy pear

the fruit of a West Indian tree, Grias cauliflora, somewhat resembling the mango.
the tree itself.
Historical Examples

anchovy pear, fruit of a W. Indian plant, of the taste of the mango.
The Nuttall Encyclopaedia Edited by Rev. James Wood

a Jamaican tree, Grias cauliflora, bearing edible fruits that taste like the mango: family Lecythidaceae


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