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purple mombin

[mohm-been] /moʊmˈbin/
noun
1.
a tree, Spondias purpurea, of tropical America, having clusters of purple or greenish flowers and yellow or dark red fruit that is edible either raw or cooked.
Also called red mombin, Spanish plum.
Origin of purple mombin
See origin at yellow mombin
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