miracle fruit

noun
  1. the berrylike fruit of either of two African shrubs, Synsepalum dulcificum or Thaumatococcus daniellii, that, when chewed, causes sour substances to taste sweet.
  2. Also called serendipity berry. the similar fruit of an African shrub, Dioscoreophyllum cumminsii.

Origin of miracle fruit

First recorded in 1885–90
Also called miracle berry, miraculous fruit.
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British Dictionary definitions for miracle fruit

miracle fruit

noun
  1. informal the small, red, edible berry of the plant Synsepalum dulcificum, which contains a protein that makes bitter things taste sweet
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