nSebesten(Bot) The mucilaginous drupaceous fruit of two East Indian trees (Cordia Myxa, and Cordia latifolia), sometimes used medicinally in pectoral diseases.☞ In the West Indies the name is given to the similar fruit of Cordia Sebestana.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
nsebestenA tree of the genus Cordia; also, its plum-like fruit. There are two species. C. Myxa, the more important, is found from Egypt to India and tropical Australia; the other is the East Indian C. obliqua (C latifolia). In the East their dried fruit is used medicinally for its demulcent properties; it was formerly so used in Europe. In India the natives pickle the fresh fruit. Also called Assyrian or sebesten plum.