Definition of Carissa
1. Noun. A shrub of the genus Carissa having fragrant white flowers and plumlike red to purple-black fruits.
Specialized synonyms: Carissa Bispinosa, Hedge Thorn, Natal Plum, Amatungulu, Carissa Grandiflora, Carissa Macrocarpa, Natal Plum
Generic synonyms: Bush, Shrub
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Carissa
Literary usage of Carissa
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Vegetable Materia Medica of Western India by William Dymock (1885)
"... the size of a Email walnut, armed with long spines ; it contains several flat seeds with a membranous margin ; the plant seldom fruits in India. carissa ..."
2. The Everglades and Other Essays Relating to Southern Florida by John Clayton Gifford (1912)
"Like the carissa, the Surinam cherry is not particular about the quality of soil in which ... The Surinam cherry is, however, not so hardy as the carissa. ..."