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.
Group relationships: Flacourtia, Genus Flacourtia
Generic synonyms: Bush, Shrub
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Madagascar Plum
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, ..."