Spanish lime tree

Spanish lime tree
noun
tropical American tree bearing a small edible fruit with green leathery skin and sweet juicy translucent pulp
Syn:
Hypernyms: ↑fruit tree
Member Holonyms: ↑Melicoccus, ↑genus Melicoccus, ↑Melicocca, ↑genus Melicocca
Part Meronyms: ↑genip, ↑Spanish lime

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