persimmon

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persimmons

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Etymology[edit]

From Powhatan pichamins, pushemins, pasimenan (dried fruit), from the same Proto-Algonquian root *-imin (fruit, berry) as Unami ximin. This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

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persimmon (plural persimmons)

  1. A type of fruit, of orange colour, very sweet, quite astringent when immature.
    Synonyms: date plum, kaki, Sharon fruit
  2. The tree this fruit grows on, generally one of two species of ebony: Diospyros kaki (Asian) or Diospyros virginiana (North American).

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