kangaroo apple

kangaroo apple
noun
Australian annual sometimes cultivated for its racemes of purple flowers and edible yellow egg-shaped fruit
Syn: ↑poroporo, ↑Solanum aviculare
Hypernyms: ↑nightshade

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noun
1. : an edible yellow egg-shaped fruit of Australia and New Zealand that has a mealy subacid pulp
2. : a shrubby or herbaceous perennial plant (Solanum aviculare) that is sometimes cultivated in warm regions for its racemes of purple flowers and for the kangaroo apples that it bears

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kangaroo apple,
1. a leafy shrub 4 to 8 feet high, native to New Zealand, southeastern Australia, and Tasmania, that belongs to the nightshade family.
2. its edible, yellowish egg-shaped berry.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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