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West Indian cherry   /wɛst ˈɪndiən tʃˈɛri/   Listen
West Indian cherry

noun
1.
Tropical American shrub bearing edible acid red fruit resembling cherries.  Synonyms: acerola, barbados cherry, Malpighia glabra, Surinam cherry.
2.
Acid red or yellow cherry-like fruit of a tropical American shrub very rich in vitamin C.  Synonyms: acerola, barbados cherry, surinam cherry.






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"West Indian cherry" Quotes from Famous Books



... upon himself the office of head-cook, vacant owing to l'Encuerado's wound, returned to the bivouac laden with our game. I skirted the wood in company with Lucien, who was the first to discover a West Indian cherry-tree—Malpighia glabra. The red fleshy and acid fruit was much to our taste; so the boy climbed the tree in order to get plenty, rejoicing in the idea of giving his friends an agreeable surprise. When he had finished, we went to examine a dead tree. A piece of bark, ...
— Adventures of a Young Naturalist • Lucien Biart



Words linked to "West Indian cherry" :   magnoliopsid, acerola, exogen, dicotyledon, surinam cherry, Malpighia glabra, berry, dicot



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