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Myrobalan My*rob"a*lan, Myrobolan My*rob"o*lan, n. [L. myrobalanum the fruit of a palm tree from which a balsam was made, Gr. ?; ? any sweet juice distilling from plants, any prepared unguent or sweet oil + ? an acorn or any similar fruit: cf. F. myrobolan.] A dried astringent fruit much resembling a prune. It contains tannin, and was formerly used in medicine, but is now chiefly used in tanning and dyeing. Myrobolans are produced by various species of Terminalia of the East Indies, and of Spondias of South America.
Spondias dulcis
Otaheite apple O`ta*hei"te ap"ple [So named from Otaheite, or Tahiti, one of the Society Islands.] (Bot.) (a) The fruit of a Polynesian anacardiaceous tree (Spondias dulcis), also called vi-apple. It is rather larger than an apple, and the rind has a flavor of turpentine, but the flesh is said to taste like pineapples. (b) A West Indian name for a myrtaceous tree (Jambosa Malaccensis) which bears crimson berries.

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