from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A Brazilian shrub (Myrciaria cauliflora) cultivated for its purplish-black fruits, which are borne directly on its trunk and larger branches.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The evergreen Brazilian grape tree, Myrciaria cauliflora, a fruit-bearing tree native to Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay.
- n. Its fruit, purplish-black with a white pulp, which can be eaten raw or used in jellies and drinks.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A small evergreen tropical tree (Myrciaria cauliflora) native to Brazil and West Indies but introduced into southern U. S.; it is grown in Brazil for its edible tough-skinned purple grapelike fruit that grows all along the branches.
- n. The tough-skinned purple grapelike tropical fruit of the jaboticaba tree (Myrciaria cauliflora), grown in Brazil.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. small evergreen tropical tree native to Brazil and West Indies but introduced into southern United States; grown in Brazil for its edible tough-skinned purple grapelike fruit that grows all along the branches
- n. tough-skinned purple grapelike tropical fruit grown in Brazil
Portuguese, from Tupi iauoti kaua, having branches tipped with black fruit.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Portuguese jaboticaba (also spelt jabuticaba), from Tupian yawoti’kawa ("jaboticaba fruit") or ïapoti’kaba ("fruit in bloom"). (Wiktionary)