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Definition of persimmon noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

persimmon

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//pəˈsɪmən//
 
; NAmE NAmE//pərˈsɪmən//
 
Fruit
 
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a sweet fruit that looks like a large orange tomato see also sharon fruit See related entries: Fruit Word Origin early 17th cent.: alteration of Algonquian pessemmins.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: persimmon