- the berrylike fruit of either of two African shrubs, Synsepalum dulcificum or Thaumatococcus daniellii, that, when chewed, causes sour substances to taste sweet.
- 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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- 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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