The Caribbean Dictionary

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jimbilin
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Noun
The tree and fruit of Phyllanthus acidus. The intermediate sized tree produces small, flattened, multi-lobed, berries with a high acid content. The tart yellow berries are edible raw, but most often stewed with sugar, ginger and other spices.
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Nicole Greaux Dec 04, 2013
we call it gooseberry here in the V.I
wulf Dec 04, 2013
USVI or BVI or both?
bunnyteemo Jan 07, 2014
In the Cayman Islands, we call this a "chellomello" or "cherrimello". I personally love the fruit!
Amirah Feb 17, 2014
we call it sour cherry in Trinidad and Tobago
Cathy Aug 07, 2014
We call it damsel or damson
Cathy Aug 07, 2014
It also makes an amazing drink when boiled....and the stew is delicious. I'm experimenting and looking for other recipes with this fruit
Patrice Feb 27, 2015
We call it jimbilin or cherrymeena in Jamaica
Delanna Jun 05, 2015
We call them damsel
Carol Jul 06, 2015
I know it as Jimbilin.
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