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pərˈsɪm ənper·sim·mon

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. persimmon, persimmon treenoun

    any of several tropical trees of the genus Diospyros

  2. persimmonnoun

    orange fruit resembling a plum; edible when fully ripe

Wiktionary

  1. persimmonnoun

    A type of fruit, of orange colour, very sweet, quite astringent when immature.

    Etymology: From pichamins, pushemins, pasimenan, from -min-.

  2. persimmonnoun

    The tree this fruit grows on, generally one of two species of ebony: Diospyros kaki (Asian) or Diospyros virginiana (North American).

    Etymology: From pichamins, pushemins, pasimenan, from -min-.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Persimmonnoun

    an American tree (Diospyros Virginiana) and its fruit, found from New York southward. The fruit is like a plum in appearance, but is very harsh and astringent until it has been exposed to frost, when it becomes palatable and nutritious

    Etymology: [Virginia Indian.]

Freebase

  1. Persimmon

    Persimmons are the edible fruit of a number of species of trees in the genus Diospyros. Diospyros is in the family Ebenaceae, and certain species of Diospyros are the sources of most kinds of ebony wood, and not all species bear edible fruit. In color the ripe fruit of the cultivated strains range from light yellow-orange to dark red-orange depending on the species and variety. They similarly vary in size from 1.5 to 9 cm in diameter, and in shape the varieties may be spherical, acorn-, or pumpkin-shaped. The calyx generally remains attached to the fruit after harvesting, but becomes easy to remove once the fruit is ripe. The ripe fruit has a high glucose content. The protein content is low, but it has a balanced protein profile. Persimmon fruits have been put to various medicinal and chemical uses. Like the tomato, persimmons are not popularly considered to be berries, but in terms of botanical morphology the fruit is in fact a berry.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Persimmon

    Persimon, per-sim′on, n. the American date-plum. [Amer. Ind.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of persimmon in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of persimmon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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    We incorporated a bright persimmon red in the design and the logo, in order to reflect the (Vib) brand's bold personality.

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