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In full "mobola plum". Either of two trees of southern Africa, Parinari curatellifolia and P. capensis (family Chrysobalanaceae); the edible plumlike fruit of these trees.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in David Livingstone (1813–1873), explorer and missionary. From a form in a Bantu language; compare Ndebele mbola, Tswana mola, Venda muvhula, etc.
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