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May apple

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noun
an American plant, Podophyllum peltatum, of the barberry family, bearing an edible, yellowish, egg-shaped fruit.
the fruit itself.
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Origin of May apple

An Americanism dating back to 1725–35

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May apple

noun
an American berberidaceous plant, Podophyllum peltatum, with edible yellowish egg-shaped fruit
the fruit of this plant
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