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persimmon (n.)

the North American date-plum, a tree common in the U.S. South, 1610s, from Powhatan (Algonquian) pasimenan "fruit dried artificially," from pasimeneu "he dries fruit," containing Proto-Algonquian */-min-/ "fruit, berry."

updated on April 12, 2020

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Definitions of persimmon from WordNet

persimmon (n.)
any of several tropical trees of the genus Diospyros;
Synonyms: persimmon tree
persimmon (n.)
orange fruit resembling a plum; edible when fully ripe;
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