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chinee tambran
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Noun
Fruit of the Vangueria madagascariensis tree which is a species of flowering plant in the Rubiaceae family native to the African continent having edible fruit. It
is a large, orange fruit that is edible and often consumed locally.
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chinee tambran
Imelda Negretti Feb 15, 2015
We called it tambran desen but it grows on a shrup like tree not very tall and is half the size of a tennis ball. The skin is leathery and when brown it is read to eat. You first foll between your hands until it becomes soft on the inside then you squeeze the leathery skin until it rips open and there is this brown soft sweet/sour custard. There is a seed
MARCIA MATHIEU Mar 08, 2017
WE HAVE THEM IN ST LUCIA BUT IS IN THE COUNTRY AREA. U HAVE TO SOFTENED IT BY ROLLING IT YOU HAND TO EAT, HAD IT ONCE OR TWICE NOT FOUND IN THE CITY
John Oba Mar 09, 2017
I think we call this Sapodilla in Trinidad. Tambran in longer the shell is brittle.
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