from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The cocoaplum, Chrysobalanus Icaco, a native of Florida and the West Indies.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A small tropical American tree (Chrysobalanus icaco) bearing edible plumlike fruit.
  • noun A plum-shaped whitish to almost black fruit used for preserves.

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  • noun plum-shaped whitish to almost black fruit used for preserves; tropical American
  • noun small tropical American tree bearing edible plumlike fruit


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  • Consequently, the degrade soil now supports exotic species such as 'coco plum' Chrysobalanus icaco, lemon grass Cymbopogon citratus and calice du pape Tabebuia pallida, along with the endemic Dillenia ferruginea (R), Paragenipa lancifolia, Memecyclon elaeagni, Syzygium wrightii, Pandanus multispicatus and Deckenia nobilis, as well as Intsia bijuga and Canthium bibracteatum.

    Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve, Seychelles 2008

  • Several cayes have stands of littoral forest with ziricote Cordia sebestena, teabox Myrica cerifera, gumbo limbo Bursera simaruba and coco plum Chrysobalanus icaco.

    Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System, Belize 2009

  • Swamp wood in shallower waters is often dominated by one or only a few species of trees and may include: Erythrina glauca, Pterocarpus officinalis in combination with Tabebuia insignis; Chrysobalanus icaco in combination with Annona glabra, Mauritia flexuosa, or Triplaris surinamensis.

    Paramaribo swamp forests 2008

  • It can form monospecific 'islands' on patches of dark soil but is often found in association with Acrostichum danaeafolium, Bucida spinosa, Cladium jamaicense, Conocarpus erectus, Dalbergia glabra, Chrysobalanus icaco and Thrinax radiata.

    Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, Mexico 2008

  • Chrysobalanus icaco was originally introduced to prevent erosion on steep slopes.

    Invasive alien species and development challenges in Africa 2007

  • Ilex cassine, Salix longipes and Chrysobalanus icaco.

    Cuban wetlands 2007

  • When the sun rose over Lobos it was a desert isle, thickly covered with a jungle of mangrove, manzanel, and icaco trees, green as an emerald.

    The Rifle Rangers Mayne Reid 1850

  • Among these invasive woody species are Paraserianthes falcataria (Albizia), Adenanthera pavonia (Agati), Clidemia hirta (Creole name: Faux Watouk), Cinnamomum verum, Chrysobalanus icaco (Prune de France), Psidium cattleianum (wild guava), Syzygium jambos, Astonia macrophylla (Bois jaune) and Tabebuia pallida (Calice du pape).

    Invasive alien species and development challenges in Africa 2007

  • (Dioscorea alata), copei (Clusia alba), guayacan (Guaiacum officinale), guajaba (Psidium pyriferum), guanavano (Anona muricata), mani (Arachis hypogaea), guama (Inga), henequen (was supposed from the erroneous accounts of the first travellers to be an herb with which the Haitians used to cut metals; it means now every kind of strong thread), hicaco (Chrysobalanus icaco), maghei

    Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of America, During the Year 1799-1804 — Volume 1 Alexander von Humboldt 1814


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