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Noun: surinam cherry
  1. Acid red or yellow cherry-like fruit of a tropical American shrub very rich in vitamin C
    - acerola, barbados cherry, West Indian cherry
Noun: Surinam cherry  ,sû-ru'naam 'che-ree
  1. Tropical American shrub bearing edible acid red fruit resembling cherries
    - barbados cherry, acerola, West Indian cherry, Malpighia glabra
     
  2. Brazilian tree with spicy red fruit; often cultivated in California and Florida
    - pitanga, Eugenia uniflora

Derived forms: surinam cherries

Type of: berry, dicot, dicotyledon, exogen, fruit tree, magnoliopsid

Part of: Eugenia, genus Eugenia

Encyclopedia: Surinam cherry