O`ta*hei"te ap"ple (?). [So named from Otaheite, or Tahiti, one of the Society Islands.] Bot. (a)
The fruit of a Polynesian anacardiaceous tree (Spondias dulcis), also called vi-apple. It is rather larger than an apple, and the rind has a flavor of turpentine, but the flesh is said to taste like pineapples.
A West Indian name for a myrtaceous tree (Jambosa Malaccensis) which bears crimson berries.
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