Definition of Japanese persimmon

1. Noun. Small deciduous Asiatic tree bearing large red or orange edible astringent fruit.

Exact synonyms: Diospyros Kaki, Kaki
Terms within: Persimmon
Group relationships: Diospyros, Genus Diospyros
Generic synonyms: Persimmon, Persimmon Tree

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Japanese Persimmon

Japanese lanterns
Japanese leaf
Japanese leek
Japanese lilac
Japanese lime
Japanese linden
Japanese maple
Japanese medlar
Japanese millet
Japanese monetary unit
Japanese morning glory
Japanese oak
Japanese oyster
Japanese pagoda tree
Japanese persimmon (current term)
Japanese pink
Japanese plum
Japanese poinsettia
Japanese privet
Japanese quince
Japanese radish
Japanese red pine
Japanese river fever
Japanese rose
Japanese sea lion
Japanese slipper
Japanese snowbell
Japanese spaniel
Japanese spitz

Literary usage of Japanese persimmon

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Biennial Report by California Dept. of Agriculture, California State Commission of Horticulture (1887)
"The Japanese persimmon grows like an oak and you can hardly get it to form any such roots. The European persimmon, on the contrary, has a fine root system ..."

2. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1916)
"One of the great drawbacks in the cultivation of the Japanese persimmon has been the dropping of the flowers, so that trees and plantations may remain ..."

3. Florida Fruits and how Raise Them by Helen Garnie Warner (1886)
"Among the fruits quite recently introduced into Florida, and indeed into the United States, is the Diospyros kaki, or Japanese persimmon. ..."

4. Manual of Tropical and Subtropical Fruits: Excluding the Banana, Coconut by Wilson Popenoe (1920)
"THE KAKI OR Japanese persimmon (Plate XXI) (Diospyros Kaki, L. f.) The Japanese, who cultivate more than 800 varieties of the kaki, consider it one of their ..."

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