Definition of Spondias mombin
1. Noun. Tropical American tree having edible yellow fruit.
Terms within: Hog Plum, Yellow Mombin
Generic synonyms: Fruit Tree
Group relationships: Genus Spondias, Spondias
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Literary usage of Spondias mombin
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1. Manual of Tropical and Subtropical Fruits: Excluding the Banana, Coconut by Wilson Popenoe (1920)
"THE RED MOMBIN (Plate VII) (Spondias mombin, L.) No other species of Spondias is so extensively used in tropical America as this. ..."
2. A Supplement to the Pharmacopoeia:: Being a Treatise on Pharmacology in by Samuel Frederick Gray (1821)
"... has the qualities of simarouba; root astringent. BURSERA ORIENTALIS. Also yields a tonic styptic resin. Spondias mombin. Fruit acid, refreshing. MOMBIN. ..."
3. Report of the Secretary of Agriculture by United States Dept. of Agriculture (1890)
"Spondias mombin.—This yields an eatable fruit called hog plum in the West Indies. The taste is said to be peculiar, and not very agreeable to strangers. ..."