May apple

or May·ap·ple

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noun

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

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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