Japanese persimmon
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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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