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per·sim·mon

n 1  :  any tree or shrub of the genus Diospyrosesp  :  one (D. virginiana) of the eastern half of the U.S. whose bark has been used as an astringent  2  :  the usu. orange several-seeded globular berry of a persimmon that is edible when fully ripe but usu. extremely astringent when unripe .
 
 
 
Similar sounding terms:  hy·per·som·nia 

 
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