Meaning of Surinam cherry

Su'rinam cher'ry

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a tropical American tree, Eugenia uniflora, of the myrtle family, having ovate leaves and fragrant, white flowers.
  2. the yellow or red cherrylike fruit of this tree. Also called
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