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[ser-uh-muh n, ser-uh-man, -mahn]
noun, plural cer·i·mans.
  1. a climbing, tropical American plant, Monstera deliciosa, of the arum family, characterized by cordlike, aerial roots and large, perforated leaves.
  2. the greenish-yellow, edible, sweet fruit of this plant.
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Origin of ceriman

Borrowed into English from American Spanish around 1870–75
Also called false breadfruit.
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