Meaning of rose apple

rose' ap"ple

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. any of various tropical trees belonging to the genus Syzygium, of the myrtle family, esp. S. jambos, of the East Indies, having showy, greenish-white flowers and oval, yellowish fruit.
  2. the fragrant fruit of any of these trees, used in making jellies and confections.
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