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Diospyros discolor
Mabolo Ma*bo"lo, n. (Bot.) A kind of persimmon tree (Diospyros discolor) from the Philippine Islands, now introduced into the East and West Indies. It bears an edible fruit as large as a quince.
Diospyros ebenaster
Omander wood O*man"der wood` [Etymol. uncertain.] (Bot.) The wood of Diospyros ebenaster, a kind of ebony found in Ceylon.
Diospyros Kaki
Persimmon Per*sim"mon, n. [Virginia Indian.] (Bot.) An American tree (Diospyros Virginiana) and its fruit, found from New York southward. The fruit is like a plum in appearance, but is very harsh and astringent until it has been exposed to frost, when it becomes palatable and nutritious. Japanese persimmon, Diospyros Kaki and its red or yellow edible fruit, which outwardly resembles a tomato, but contains a few large seeds.
Diospyros Lotus
Lotus Lo"tus, n. [L. lotus, Gr. ?. Cf. Lote.] 1. (Bot.) (a) A name of several kinds of water lilies; as Nelumbium speciosum, used in religious ceremonies, anciently in Egypt, and to this day in Asia; Nelumbium luteum, the American lotus; and Nymph[ae]a Lotus and N. c[ae]rulea, the respectively white-flowered and blue-flowered lotus of modern Egypt, which, with Nelumbium speciosum, are figured on its ancient monuments. (b) The lotus of the lotuseaters, probably a tree found in Northern Africa, Sicily, Portugal, and Spain (Zizyphus Lotus), the fruit of which is mildly sweet. It was fabled by the ancients to make strangers who ate of it forget their native country, or lose all desire to return to it. (c) The lote, or nettle tree. See Lote. (d) A genus (Lotus) of leguminous plants much resembling clover. [Written also lotos.] European lotus, a small tree (Diospyros Lotus) of Southern Europe and Asia; also, its rather large bluish black berry, which is called also the date plum.
Diospyros quaesita
Calamander wood Cal"a*man`der wood (k[a^]l"[.a]*m[a^]n`d[~e]r w[oo^]d`). A valuable furniture wood from India and Ceylon, of a hazel-brown color, with black stripes, very hard in texture. It is a species of ebony, and is obtained from the Diospyros qu[ae]sita. Called also Coromandel wood.
Diospyros Virginiana
Persimmon Per*sim"mon, n. [Virginia Indian.] (Bot.) An American tree (Diospyros Virginiana) and its fruit, found from New York southward. The fruit is like a plum in appearance, but is very harsh and astringent until it has been exposed to frost, when it becomes palatable and nutritious. Japanese persimmon, Diospyros Kaki and its red or yellow edible fruit, which outwardly resembles a tomato, but contains a few large seeds.

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- sand apple Diospyros chloroxylon Roxb. Diospyros clementium Bakh. Diospyros confertiflora (Hiern) Bakh. Diospyros cordata (Hiern) Bakh. Diospyros coriacea...
- of trees in the genus Diospyros. The most widely cultivated of these is the Asian or ****anese persimmon, Diospyros kaki. Diospyros is in the family Ebenaceae...
- name Diospyros kaki L. f. may be used erroneously for this plant. However, Diospyros kaki L. f., published in 1781, is a later homonym of Diospyros kaki...
- Group (2019). "Diospyros nigra". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2019: e.T173620A146792255. Retrieved 11 August 2020. "Diospyros nigra (J.F.Gmel...
- every year. There is one named variety of this species, Diospyros melanoxylon var. tupru. "Diospyros melanoxylon". Germplasm Resources Information Network...
- Diospyros virginiana is a persimmon species commonly called the American persimmon, common persimmon, eastern persimmon, simmon, possumwood, possum apples...
- Diospyros discolor (commonly known as velvet apple, velvet persimmon, kamagong, or mabolo tree) is a tree of the genus Diospyros of ebony trees and persimmons...
- Diospyros ebenum (Ceylon ebony), native to southern India and Sri Lanka; Diospyros cr****iflora (Gabon ebony), native to western Africa; and Diospyros...
- Diospyros cr****iflora, commonly known as Gabon ebony, African ebony, West African ebony, and Benin ebony is a species of lowland-rainforest tree in the...
- White Diospyros alisu B.Walln. Diospyros alpina Kosterm. Diospyros amabi B.Walln. Diospyros amanap B.Walln. Diospyros amaniensis Gürke Diospyros amboinensis...
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