Persimmon Per*sim"mon, n. [Virginia Indian.] (Bot.) An American tree ({Diospyros Virginiana}) and its fruit, found from New York southward. The fruit is like a plum in appearance, but is very harsh and astringent until it has been exposed to frost, when it becomes palatable and nutritious. [1913 Webster]

{Japanese persimmon}, {Diospyros Kaki} and its red or yellow edible fruit, which outwardly resembles a tomato, but contains a few large seeds. [1913 Webster]

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  • persimmon — 1610s, from Powhatan (Algonquian) pasimenan fruit dried artificially, from pasimeneu he dries fruit, containing proto Algonquian */ min / fruit, berry …   Etymology dictionary

  • persimmon — ► NOUN ▪ an edible fruit resembling a large tomato, with very sweet flesh. ORIGIN Algonquian …   English terms dictionary

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  • persimmon — UK [pə(r)ˈsɪmən] / US [pərˈsɪmən] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms persimmon : singular persimmon plural persimmons a soft sweet fruit that looks like a large orange coloured tomato and grows on a persimmon tree …   English dictionary

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  • persimmon — virgininis juodmedis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Juodmedinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, maistinis, medieninis, vaisinis, vaistinis augalas (Diospyros virginiana), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Diospyros mosieri; Diospyros… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

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