Definition of Surinam cherry
1. Noun. Tropical American shrub bearing edible acid red fruit resembling cherries.
Terms within: Acerola, Barbados Cherry, West Indian Cherry
Generic synonyms: Dicot, Dicotyledon, Exogen, Magnoliopsid
2. Noun. Brazilian tree with spicy red fruit; often cultivated in California and Florida.
Group relationships: Eugenia, Genus Eugenia
Generic synonyms: Fruit Tree
3. Noun. Acid red or yellow cherry-like fruit of a tropical American shrub very rich in vitamin C.
Generic synonyms: Berry
Group relationships: Acerola, Barbados Cherry, Malpighia Glabra, West Indian Cherry
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Literary usage of Surinam cherry
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1. The Everglades and Other Essays Relating to Southern Florida by John Clayton Gifford (1912)
"The surinam cherry is, however, not so hardy as the carissa. That these two fruits will be extensively grown and improved in size and quality, ..."
2. Tropical Agriculture: The Climate, Soils, Cultural Methods, Crops, Live by Earley Vernon Wilcox (1916)
"The surinam cherry (Eugenia micheli) is a small tree native of Brazil. It bears a round, ... The pulp of the surinam cherry is too acid to, eat fresh, ..."
3. Tropical Agriculture: The Climate, Soils, Cultural Methods, Crops, Live by Earley Vernon Wilcox (1916)
"The surinam cherry (Eugenia micheli) is a small tree native ... The pulp of the surinam cherry is too acid to eat fresh, but is quite extensively used in ..."
4. The Encyclopedia of Practical Horticulture: A Reference System of Commercial by Granville Lowther, William Worthington (1914)
"The surinam cherry is used for jelly making, etc., but is seldom a commercial product. The loquat, commonly though incorrectly called the Japan plum, ..."
5. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1900)
"... and prop., see Myrtus. See Myrtus, also, for E. Ugni. A. Fls. solitary on axillary peduncles : petals tree. Michelii, Lam. CAYENNE, or surinam cherry. ..."
6. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1891)
"Surinam bark. [So called from Surinam in South America.] The bark of a cabbage-tree, Andira refusa. See cabbage-tree, 2. surinam cherry. ..."