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Meaning of Japanese plum

Jap'anese plum'

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a small tree, Prunus salicina, native to China, bearing edible yellowish fruit.
  2. a related shrub, P. japonica, native to China and Korea, having pink flowers and edible red fruit.
  3. the fruit of either of these.
  4. loquat.
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