cream-of-tartar tree

cream-of-tartar tree
noun
Australian tree having an agreeably acid fruit that resembles a gourd
Hypernyms: ↑angiospermous tree, ↑flowering tree
Member Holonyms: ↑Adansonia, ↑genus Adansonia
Part Meronyms: ↑sour gourd

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noun
Etymology: so called from the taste of the fruit
: a desert tree (Adansonia gregorii) of northern Australia that produces an agreeably acid fruit — called also Australian baobab, sour gourd

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