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persimmons

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA: /pəˈsɪmən/, SAMPA: /p@"sIm@n/
  • (US) IPA: /pəɹˈsɪmən/, SAMPA: /p@r"sIm@n/
  • Hyphenation: per‧sim‧mon

Etymology

From Powhatan pasimenan (dried fruit), from Proto-Algonquian *-min- (fruit, berry).

Noun

Singular
persimmon

Plural
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  1. A type of fruit, of orange colour, very sweet, quite astringent when immature.
  2. The tree this fruit grows on, a species of ebony, Diospyros kaki.

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