Definition of Carissa

1. Noun. A shrub of the genus Carissa having fragrant white flowers and plumlike red to purple-black fruits.




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Lexicographical Neighbors of Carissa

cariole
carioles
cariologic
cariology
cariopses
cariopsis
cariosities
cariosity
cariostat
cariostatic
cariostatic agent
cariostats
carious
carisoprodate
carisoprodol
carissa (current term)
carissa plum
carissin
caritas
caritases
caritive case
caritive cases
carjack
carjacked
carjacker
carjackers
carjacking
carjackings
carjacks
carjacou

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. ..."

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