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Otaheite apple O`ta*hei"te ap"ple [So named from Otaheite, or Tahiti, one of the Society Islands.] (Bot.) (a) The fruit of a Polynesian anacardiaceous tree ({Spondias dulcis}), also called {vi-apple}. It is rather larger than an apple, and the rind has a flavor of turpentine, but the flesh is said to taste like pineapples. (b) A West Indian name for a myrtaceous tree ({Jambosa Malaccensis}) which bears crimson berries. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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