Definition of Mombin
1. Noun. Common tropical American shrub or small tree with purplish fruit.
Generic synonyms: Fruit Tree
Group relationships: Genus Spondias, Spondias
2. Noun. Purplish tropical fruit.
Definition of Mombin
1. Noun. Any of several tropical American trees, of the genus ''Spondias'' ¹
2. Noun. The purple fruit of these trees ¹
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Literary usage of Mombin
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Manual of Tropical and Subtropical Fruits: Excluding the Banana, Coconut by Wilson Popenoe (1920)
"THE RED mombin (Plate VII) (Spondias mombin, L.) No other species of Spondias is so ... The red mombin is a small tree, often spreading in habit. ..."
2. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1917)
"Its fruits are slightly larger than those of S. mombin, but of a rank, ... The Spanish plum, <S. mombin, is much more common in tropical America, ..."
3. Plant Inventory by Agricultural Research Center-West (U.S.), United States Division of Botany, Horticultural Crops Research Branch, Agricultural Research Service, United States Dept. of Agriculture, United States, United States Bureau of Plant Industry, Northeastern Regi (1922)
"(SPONDIAS mombin L., SPI No. 54532.) The despised hog plum, or yellow mombin, abundant in many tropical American countries, is sometimes ..."
4. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1902)
"mombin, Jacq.. not Linn.). GOLDEN APPLE. JAMAICA PLUM. ... (S. mombin, Linn., not Jacq.). SPANISH PI.UM. Low tree: Ivs. deciduous: Ifts. 10-21, ..."
5. The Treasury of Botany: A Popular Dictionary of the Vegetable Kingdom; with by John Lindley (1866)
"S. mombin, S. tuberosa, &c. yield fruits eaten under the name of Hog Plum, the taste of which is eaid to be peculiar, and not agreeable to strangers. ..."
6. Chamber's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge (1890)
"... mombin Plum of West Indies (S. mombin), Avocado Pear (Persea gratis/ama), Icaco or Cocoa Plum ..."