Definition of jamun in English:


(also jamun tree)


  • 1A large evergreen Asian tree of the myrtle family, which yields edible fruit, tanbark, and fuelwood.

    Syzygium cumini, family Myrtaceae

    • ‘The drought-hardy jamun tree attains enormous height, and a well-grown tree could yield 80 to 100 kg of fruit.’
    • ‘The wood of the jamun tree has unique water-resistant quality, which many trees could not boast of.’
    • ‘The bark, seed, leaves, fruit and, in fact, every part of the jamun tree is believed to cure diabetes.’
    • ‘Ancient bridle paths sprout afresh as huge jamun trees, wild bamboo and sal give cover along the way.’
    • ‘The average yield of fruit from a full grown seedling jamun tree is about 80-100 kg and from a grafted one 60-70 kg per year.’
    1. 1.1The purplish edible berry of the jamun tree.
      • ‘Gulab jamuns can be prepared a day in advance, allowing them to fully soak overnight.’
      • ‘But these bread gulab jamuns are not just easy to cook but also delicious to taste.’
      • ‘The temperature should be adjusted to ensure that the gulab jamuns do not break or cook too quickly.’
      • ‘In the olden days small landholders who could not subsist on cultivation alone used to eat wild fruits like figs and jamun and sell the leaves and flowers of the flame of the forest and the mahua tree [both common trees of the Indian forest].’
      • ‘WHILE MANGO the ‘king of fruits’ may be the best choice in summer, fruits like jamun and litchi are also preferred.’


Early 19th century from Hindi jāmun.