1. [syn: cherry plum, myrobalan, myrobalan plum, Prunus cerasifera]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Myrobalan \My*rob"a*lan\, Myrobolan \My*rob"o*lan\, n. [L.
myrobalanum the fruit of a palm tree from which a balsam was
made, Gr. myroba`lanos; my`ron any sweet juice distilling
from plants, any prepared unguent or sweet oil + ba`lanos an
acorn or any similar fruit: cf. F. myrobolan.]
A dried astringent fruit much resembling a prune. It contains
tannin, and was formerly used in medicine, but is now chiefly
used in tanning and dyeing. Myrobolans are produced by
various species of Terminalia of the East Indies, and of
Spondias of South America.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: small Asiatic tree bearing edible red or yellow fruit [syn:
cherry plum, myrobalan, myrobalan plum, Prunus