Definition of Madagascar plum

1. Noun. Small shrubby tree of Madagascar cultivated in tropical regions as a hedge plant and for its deep red acid fruits resembling small plums.

Exact synonyms: Batoko Palm, Flacourtia Indica, Governor Plum, Governor's Plum, Ramontchi
Group relationships: Flacourtia, Genus Flacourtia
Generic synonyms: Bush, Shrub

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Madagascar Plum

Mad Anthony Wayne
Mad Hatter syndrome
Madagascar buzzard
Madagascar buzzards
Madagascar cat
Madagascar franc
Madagascar jasmine
Madagascar pepper
Madagascar periwinkle
Madagascar plum (current term)
Madagascar wood rail
Madagascar wood rails
Madame Bishop
Madame Curie
Madame Tussaud
Madame Tussaud's
Madame de Maintenon
Madame de Stael
Madaripur District

Literary usage of Madagascar plum

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1. Paxton's Magazine of Botany, and Register of Flowering Plants by Joseph Paxton (1849)
"... but as the fruit when ripe bears so great a resemblance to our purple plum, Europeans generally term it the Madagascar plum-tree. ..."

2. Madagascar: Or, Robert Drury's Journal During Fifteen Years' Captivity on by Robert Drury, Daniel Defoe, Alexis Rochon (1890)
"We have also a sharp pike made on purpose to stick fish. Here are eels, also the sword-fish, and some such fish as are * The Madagascar plum, ..."

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