natal plum

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n natal plum edible scarlet plumlike fruit of a South African plant
    • n natal plum South African shrub having forked spines and plumlike fruit; frequently used as hedging
    • n natal plum very large closely branched South African shrub having forked bright green spines and shiny leaves
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Natal plum (Bot) The drupaceous fruit of two South African shrubs of the genus Carissaformerly Arduina) (Carissa bispinosa and Carissa grandiflora). It is also called amatungulu.
    • Natal plum the shrub bearing the natal plum{1; a very large closely branched South African shrub (Carissa grandiflora) of the dogbane family having forked bright green spines, white flowers, shiny leaves, and red berries.
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