Meaning of persimmon in English:


Pronunciation /pəːˈsɪmən/

Translate persimmon into Spanish


  • 1An edible fruit that resembles a large tomato and has very sweet flesh.

    ‘Among foods featured are morels, persimmons, cherries, game, wild blackberries, and asparagus.’
    • ‘The produce includes strawberries, beans, avocado, persimmon, kiwifruit, oranges and other citrus fruit as well as flowers and plants.’
    • ‘They taste a bit like persimmons, or maybe apricots - I wonder if they are available in the States.’
    • ‘Early one morning, I entered my kitchen and found a persimmon and an apple partly gnawed.’
    • ‘You can also order Meyer lemons, tangerines, and persimmons.’
    • ‘Figs share space in the orchard with a host of other crops - among them almonds, walnuts, olives, peaches, nectarines, and persimmons.’
    • ‘While persimmons can be used in pies and tarts, you can also enjoy them plain.’
    • ‘Today, the Lewises have harvested some 400 to 500 pounds of persimmons - all of them by hand.’
    • ‘But the old country folks still eat persimmons too.’
    • ‘Anyone with half a brain knew that persimmons were out of season.’
    • ‘Now you can also buy persimmons in city supermarkets during their short available period.’
    • ‘The secretary began peeling a persimmon and preparing tea.’
    • ‘A ripe persimmon is not so beautiful, but the taste is very good.’
    • ‘Climb onto a ladder, pick a persimmon, and throw it down - the one under the tree will receive the fruit with a bag and put it into a basket.’
    • ‘American persimmons drop off the tree when ripe.’
  • 2The tree which yields the persimmon, related to ebony.

    Genus Diospyros, family Ebenaceae: the evergreen American D. virginiana, with dark red fruit, and the Japanese persimmon (D. kaki), cultivated for its orange fruit

    ‘Winter propagation of deciduous plants will be covered, and we'll discuss the interesting persimmon tree as well.’
    • ‘Sitting by our persimmon tree last fall I watched a robin stretch out to peck off a piece of the bright, ripe fruit.’
    • ‘Cold-tolerant persimmons are small, beautiful trees that yield small, sweet fruit harvested in the fall.’
    • ‘He spoke of the persimmon trees, climbing them, laying under them.’
    • ‘Indeed, it was only last week that I noticed the change of colour in the leaves of the persimmon tree in our front yard.’


Early 17th century alteration of Algonquian pessemmins.