Part of speech: noun

The plum like fruit of an American tree, astringent until exposed to frost; also, the tree. See illus. in next column.

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Usage examples "persimmon":

  1. Rapture is a word to be eaten with persimmon and pears. - "Coming to Grips with White Knuckles", Paul Cameron Brown.
  2. And I wouldn't touch a persimmon! - "Old Caravan Days", Mary Hartwell Catherwood.
  3. Bermuda follows close, though the little pilgrim may only be repeating the tradition of his race, himself having come only from Florida, the Carolinas, or even from Virginia, where he has found his Bermuda on some broad sunny hillside thickly studded with cedars and persimmon- trees. - "Wake-Robin", John Burroughs.