Definition of gingerbread plum in English:

gingerbread plum


  • A small evergreen tree native to western Africa, Neocarya macrophylla (family Chrysobalanaceae); (also) the fruit of this tree, a small edible drupe with brownish warty skin and sweet flesh; (in later use also) any of various trees of the closely related genus Parinari, or the fruit of such a tree.


Early 19th century.