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  • n  any of several tropical trees of the genus Diospyros
  • n  orange fruit resembling a plum; edible when fully ripe

  • Corbett reaches up to a branch, plucks off a persimmon, and bites into it.
  • Though Kurlansky has tried some of the recipes in his book the still regionally popular Indiana persimmon pudding is a favorite he admits that some of these old dishes aren .
  • The road from there cut through talc-like dust that produced a general haze and made the river a mirage and painted the setting sun a persimmon orange.
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  • Four things Tim Rogers thinks about the U.S. Open: Day 4
    View full sizePhil Mickelson goes airborne after scoring an eagle on No. 10 Sunday. Charlie Riedel, AP 1. Ever since I started paying attention, long before persimmon woods disappeared, I felt the U.S. Open was always the best of...
    June 17, 2013 - The Cleveland Plain Dealer
  • Pope prevails at Persimmon Hill
    SALUDA, S.C. - Jeff Pope overcame what he called a "stupid mistake" late in his round to edge Steve Foss and win the North Augusta Exchange Club/Persimmon Hill Classic.
    June 16, 2013 - The Augusta Chronicle

  • Geoff Ogilvy in
    It would have been nice to have competed in 1985 with a persimmon wood and a balata ball and see how you go on that golf course,Ogilvy said. "But Augusta is Augusta. It's a special place no matter when you play the tournament."
  • Michelle Wie in Bay News 9
    A lot of people have told me many times before, and it's great,Wie said Tuesday. "I mean, it's really wonderful how he hit that hole with the persimmon wood. I could have never imagined hitting with a wooded head driver."
  • John Norwood Fisher in PopMatters
    ...the start, Norwood and Angelo Moore were seeing things differently: where Norwood remembers pushing a pomegranate into his future frontman's face, Angelo disagrees: "There was no goddamn pomegranate tree, this was a persimmon he smooshed...

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