Definition of hog plum in English:

hog plum

Syllabification: hog plum

noun

  • A tropical tree that bears edible plumlike fruit, in particular.
    • a Caribbean tree (also called yellow mombin) with yellow fruit (Spondias mombin, family Anacardiaceae).a tropical American tree (also called tallowwood) with bitter fruit and timber that is used as a sandalwood substitute (Ximenia americana, family Olacaceae).
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    • The fruit and flower of the hog plum occur right on the branches as opposed to hanging from the tips.
    • Step 5: When all the moisture in the hog plums evaporates and the hog plums begin to curl up, shut off the flame.
    • It is know under several regional names such as hog plum or yellow mombin and is commonly used as a human food source.

Origin

late 17th century: so named because the fruit is common food for hogs in the West Indies and Brazil.

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