Definition of Persimmon

1. Noun. Any of several tropical trees of the genus Diospyros.


2. Noun. Orange fruit resembling a plum; edible when fully ripe.

Definition of Persimmon

1. n. An American tree (Diospyros Virginiana) and its fruit, found from New York southward. The fruit is like a plum in appearance, but is very harsh and astringent until it has been exposed to frost, when it becomes palatable and nutritious.

Definition of Persimmon

1. Noun. A type of fruit, of orange colour, very sweet, quite astringent when immature. ¹

2. Noun. The tree this fruit grows on, generally one of two species of ebony: ''Diospyros kaki'' (Asian) or ''Diospyros virginiana (North American). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Persimmon

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Medical Definition of Persimmon

1. An American tree (Diospyros Virginiana) and its fruit, found from new York southward. The fruit is like a plum in appearance, but is very harsh and astringent until it has been exposed to frost, when it becomes palatable and nutritious. Japanese persimmon, Diospyros Kaki and its red or yellow edible fruit, which outwardly resembles a tomato, but contains a few large seeds. Origin: Virginia Indian. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Persimmon

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1. The Journal of Home Economics by American Home Economics Association (1915)
"In addition to good flavor (when well ripened), the persimmon makes a good ... As the bulletin points out, many persons with fine persimmon trees in their ..."

2. The Principal Species of Wood: Their Characteristic Properties by Charles Henry Snow (1908)
"The persimmon (Diospyros virginiana) grows in many of the central and southern ... It should be noted of these woods that the thin heart of the persimmon is ..."

3. The American Fruit Culturist by Jon Jacob Thomas (1897)
"THE persimmon, or Date Plum, belongs to the genus Dios- pyros, ... The persimmon of Texas and Mexico. A low tree, bearing a large round luscious berry of a ..."

4. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1860)
"Tracheotomy for the Removal of a persimmon Seed. By E. MASON, MD Wetumpka, Alabama, ON the llth of December, 1858, Mr. GL, ..."

5. Florida Fruits and how Raise Them by Helen Garnie Warner (1886)
"Its successful culture and great profit to the grower is fully established, and henceforth the Japanese persimmon will rank as one of Florida's favorite ..."

6. Florida Fruits and how Raise Them by Helen Garnie Warner (1886)
"JAPANESE persimmon, OR DATE PLUM. Among the fruits quite recently introduced into Florida, and indeed into the United States, is the Diospyros kaki, ..."

7. The Plant World by Plant World Association, Wild Flower Preservation Society (1912)
"Most of my readers are familiar with our American persimmon or "Possum wood" ... persimmon wood is hard and strong and is used to a considerable extent in ..."

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