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persimmon tree

Definition:

any of several tropical trees of the genus Diospyros

Class:

plant noun (plants and fungi)

Plural:

persimmon trees

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

persimmon

Etymology:

Powhatan (Algonquian) pasimenan "fruit dried artificially", from pasimeneu "he...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Persimmon | Persimmons

the edible fruit of a number of species of trees in the genus Diospyros. Diospyros is in the family Ebenaceae, and certain species of Diospyros are the sources of most kinds of ebony wood, and not all species bear edible fruit. In color the ripe fruit... (46 of 4001 words, 24 images)

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Persimmon (disambiguation)

the edible fruit of a number of species of trees. Persimmon can also refer to: Persimmon plc, a British housebuilding company | Persimmon (horse), a Thoroughbred race horse who won the Epsom Derby in 1896 (34 of 79 words, 2 definitions)

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Britannica Encyclopedia:

persimmon [plant]

either of two trees of the genus Diospyros and their globular, edible fruits. The Oriental persimmon, an important and extensively grown fruit in ... (23 of 269 words, 2 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/452879​/persimmon

Wiktionary:

persimmon | persimmons [plural] | putchamin [17th-18th c., sense-specific] | kaki [synonym, sense-specific]

A type of fruit, of orange colour, very sweet, quite astringent when immature. | The tree this fruit grows on, generally one of two species of ebony: Diospyros kaki (Asian) or Diospyros virginiana (North American). (34 of 50 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations, 1 image)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/persimmon

Collins Dictionary:

persimmon | sharon fruit [sense-specific]

any of several tropical trees of the genus "Diospyros", typically having hard wood and large orange-red fruit: family "Ebenaceae" | the sweet fruit of ... (23 of 369 words, 2 definitions, 7 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/persimmon

Columbia Encyclopedia:

ebony | calamander wood | persimmon

common name for members of the Ebenaceae, a family of trees and shrubs widely distributed in warmer climates and in the tropics. The principal genus, ... (25 of 214 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0816666​.html

Merriam-Webster:

persimmon | Diospyros [genus, sense-specific]

any of a genus of trees of the ebony family with hard fine wood, oblong ... | the usually orange several-seeded globular berry of a persimmon that is ... (27 of 84 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/persimmon

Oxford Dictionary:

persimmon | date plum

an edible fruit that resembles a large tomato and has very sweet flesh. | the tree which yields the persimmon, related to ebony.; Genus Diospyros, ... (24 of 71 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/persimmon

Random House Dictionary:

persimmon

any of several trees of the genus "Diospyros", especially "D. virginiana", ... | the fruit itself. (15 of 48 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/persimmon

New World Dictionary:

persimmon [United States] | Diospyros [genus, sense-specific]

any of a genus of trees of the ebony family with white, cup-shaped flowers, hard wood, and yellow or orange-red, plumlike fruit | the fruit, sour and ... (26 of 46 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/persimmon

Macmillan British Dictionary:

persimmon [countable/uncountable] | persimmons [plural]

a soft sweet fruit that looks like a large orange-coloured tomato and grows on a persimmon tree (17 of 42 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/persimmon

American Heritage Dictionary:

persimmon

Any of various chiefly tropical trees of the genus "Diospyros", having hard wood and orange-red fruit that is edible only when completely ripe. | The ... (24 of 38 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/persimmon

Cambridge Dictionary:

persimmon

a very sweet orange tropical fruit (6 of 11 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/persimmon

Encarta Dictionary:

persimmon | persimmons [plural] | sharon fruit [food, British, sense-specific]

a juicy smooth-skinned orange-red fruit that is sweet only when fully ripe | a tree that has hard wood and bears persimmons. Native to: Asia, Europe, ... (25 of 55 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861725211​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

persimmon

First use: 1610s

Origin: Powhatan (Algonquian) pasimenan "fruit dried artificially", from pasimeneu "he dries fruit", containing proto-Algonquian */-min-/ "fruit, berry".

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=persimmon

Collins Dictionary:

persimmon

First use: 17th century

Origin: of Algonquian origin; related to Delaware pasĭmĕnan dried fruit

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/persimmon

Wiktionary:

persimmon | persimmons [plural]

Origin: Powhatan pichamins, pushemins, pasimenan ("dried fruit"), from Proto-Algonquian *-min- ("fruit, berry").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/persimmon

Oxford Dictionary:

persimmon

First use: early 17th century

Origin: alteration of Algonquian pessemmins

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/persimmon

Merriam-Webster:

persimmon

First use: 1612

Origin: Virginia Algonquian pessemmin

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/persimmon

New World Dictionary:

persimmon [United States]

Origin: Virginia Algonquian pessemins, etc.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/persimmon

American Heritage Dictionary:

persimmon

Origin: Of Virginia Algonquian origin.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/persimmon

Encarta Dictionary:

persimmon | persimmons [plural]

First use: Early 17th century

Origin: Alteration of Virginia Algonquian pessemmins

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861725211​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

persimmon

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "persimmon"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/persimmon

Macmillan British Dictionary:

persimmon [countable/uncountable] | persimmons [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "persimmon"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/persimmon

Macmillan American Dictionary:

persimmon [countable/uncountable] | persimmons [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "persimmon"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/persimmon

Cambridge Dictionary:

persimmon

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "persimmon"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "persimmon"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/persimmon

the Free Dictionary:

persimmon

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "persimmon"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "persimmon"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "persimmon" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/persimmon

Google Dictionary:

persimmon | persimmons [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "persimmon"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=persimmon

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

persimmon

Audio: North American pronunciation of "persimmon"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=persim​01 word=persimmon

YourDictionary Audio:

persimmon

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "persimmon" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/persimmon

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