What does the word persimmon mean?

Usage examples for persimmon

  1. Rapture is a word to be eaten with persimmon and pears. – Coming to Grips with White Knuckles by Paul Cameron Brown
  2. And I wouldn't touch a persimmon! – Old Caravan Days by 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 by John Burroughs