Definition of Spondias mombin

1. Noun. Tropical American tree having edible yellow fruit.

Exact synonyms: Hog Plum, Yellow Mombin, Yellow Mombin Tree
Terms within: Hog Plum, Yellow Mombin
Generic synonyms: Fruit Tree
Group relationships: Genus Spondias, Spondias



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spondias Mombin

Spizella pusilla
Spk1 kinase
Splendore
Splendore-Hoeppli phenomenon
Splendour of the Father
Split
Spock
Spock ears
Spockian
Spockish
Spode
Spodoptera exigua
Spodoptera frugiperda
Spokane
Spondias
Spondias mombin (current term)
Spondias purpurea
Spondweni virus
Sporades
Sporanox
Spork
Sporobolus
Sporobolus cryptandrus
Sporobolus poiretii
Sporocystinea
Sporotrichum
Spotsylvania

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. ..."

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