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jamun

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Pronunciation: /ˈdʒamʌn
 
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(also jamun tree)

Definition of jamun in English:

noun

1A large evergreen Asian tree of the myrtle family, which yields edible fruit, tanbark, and fuelwood.
  • Syzygium cumini, family Myrtaceae
Example sentences
  • The drought-hardy jamun tree attains enormous height, and a well-grown tree could yield 80 to 100 kg of fruit.
  • The wood of the jamun tree has unique water-resistant quality, which many trees could not boast of.
  • The bark, seed, leaves, fruit and, in fact, every part of the jamun tree is believed to cure diabetes.
1.1The purplish edible berry of the jamun tree.
Example sentences
  • Gulab jamuns can be prepared a day in advance, allowing them to fully soak overnight.
  • But these bread gulab jamuns are not just easy to cook but also delicious to taste.
  • The temperature should be adjusted to ensure that the gulab jamuns do not break or cook too quickly.

Origin

early 19th century: from Hindi jāmun.

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