miracle fruit
noun Date: 1964 a tropical African shrub (Synsepalum dulcificum) of the sapodilla family whose small red fruit contains a glycoprotein that when applied to the tongue causes sour substances to taste sweet; also its fruit

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  • Miracle fruit — can refer to any of three plants that share the same common name: Synsepalum dulcificum, source of a berry that increases the perceived sweetness of foods Gymnema sylvestre, source of a herb that reduces the perceived sweetness of foods… …   Wikipedia

  • miracle fruit — noun : miraculous fruit 2a ; also : its fruit * * * 1. the berrylike fruit of either of two African shrubs, Synsepalum dulcificum or Thaumatococcus daniellii, that, when chewed, causes sour substances to taste sweet. 2. Also called serendipity… …   Useful english dictionary

  • miracle-fruit — nuostabusis kaitulis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Sapotinių šeimos vaisinis augalas (Synsepalum dulcificum), paplitęs Afrikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Bumelia dulcifica; Sideroxylon dulcificum; Synsepalum dulcificum angl. miracle fruit;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • miracle-fruit — miškinė pokštenė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Klemalinių šeimos vaistinis augalas (Gymnema sylvestre), paplitęs Afrikoje ir Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Gymnema sylvestre angl. gymnema; miracle fruit šaltinis Valstybinės lietuvių kalbos… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • miracle fruit — 1. the berrylike fruit of either of two African shrubs, Synsepalum dulcificum or Thaumatococcus daniellii, that, when chewed, causes sour substances to taste sweet. 2. Also called serendipity berry. the similar fruit of an African shrub,… …   Universalium

  • miracle fruit — /ˈmɪrəkəl frut/ (say miruhkuhl frooht) noun the small red berry of the tropical western African shrub, Synsepalum dulcificium, which acts on the taste buds to make sour tasting food taste sweet by the action of a glycoprotein which reacts to the… …   Australian English dictionary

  • miracle berry — or miracle fruit noun A tasteless African red berry which becomes sweet tasting when mixed with a sour substance • • • Main Entry: ↑miracle …   Useful english dictionary

  • Fruit and Spice Park — The Fruit and Spice Park 32 acres (13 hectares) is a botanical garden located about 25 miles southwest of Miami, Florida at 24801 S.W. 187 Avenue, north of Homestead, Florida, USA in the agriculture community known as Redland. It is administered… …   Wikipedia

  • fruit miraculeux — nuostabusis kaitulis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Sapotinių šeimos vaisinis augalas (Synsepalum dulcificum), paplitęs Afrikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Bumelia dulcifica; Sideroxylon dulcificum; Synsepalum dulcificum angl. miracle fruit;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Miracle — • In general, a wonderful thing, the word being so used in classical Latin; in a specific sense, the Latin Vulgate designates by miracula wonders of a peculiar kind, expressed more clearly in the Greek text by the terms terata, dynameis, semeia,… …   Catholic encyclopedia

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