- the soft, orange or reddish, edible fruit of an Asian tree, Diospyros kaki.
- the tree itself.
Origin of Japanese persimmon
First recorded in 1905–10
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- an Asian persimmon tree, Diospyros kaki, with red or orange edible fruitAlso called: kaki
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