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
tough-skinned purple grapelike tropical fruit grown in Brazil
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The evergreen Brazilian grape tree, Myrciaria cauliflora, a fruit-bearing tree native to Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay.
Its fruit, purplish-black with a white pulp, which can be eaten raw or used in jellies and drinks.
Origin: From jaboticaba (also spelt jabuticaba), from yawoti’kawa or ïapoti’kaba.
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