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monkey orange Line breaks: mon¦key or¦ange

Entry from British & World English dictionary

Definition of monkey orange in English:


South African
A small evergreen tree of warm climates, which bears a hard-shelled edible fruit with poisonous seeds.
  • Genus Strychnos, family Loganiaceae: two species
Example sentences
  • He uses the Makuni, or monkey orange, which comes from further afield in Namibia, to make a uniquely Namibia ice cream.
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