Natal plum definition

  • noun:
    • some of a number of South African evergreen bushes, for the genus Carissa, having white plants and red fruits, often developed as hedging
    • South African shrub having forked spines and plumlike good fresh fruit; frequently used as hedging
    • delicious scarlet plumlike good fresh fruit of a South African plant
    • very large closely branched South African shrub having forked brilliant green spines and shiny leaves
  • others:
    • The drupaceous good fresh fruit of two South African bushes for the genus Carissa (formerly Arduina) (Carissa bispinosa and Carissa grandiflora). Additionally, it is called amatungulu.
    • the shrub bearing the natal plum{1}; an extremely large closely branched South African shrub (Carissa grandiflora) of this dogbane family having forked brilliant green spines, white blossoms, shiny leaves, and purple fruits.

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