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amatungulu, noun

Forms:
amatangula, amatingoolaShow more Also amatangula, amatingoola, amatingula, amatum-gula, amatungula, amatunguli, armatingoola, itungulu, umatungulu, and with initial capital.
Plurals:
unchanged.
Origin:
Zulu, Show more Zulu, earlier form of amathungulu (singular ithungulu) the fruits of umthungulu, the shrub Carissa macrocarpa. For an explanation of singular use of Zulu plural, see ama-.
The shrub Carissa macrocarpa of the Apocynaceae; its large, edible, scarlet fruit; matingola; Natal plum, see Natal sense b; wild plum sense (e) (see wild sense a); also called num-num. Also attributive.
1836 N. Isaacs Trav. (1936) I. 43The third, which the natives called armatingoola, grew on the thorn tree, which throws out a white blossom exceedingly pretty; its fruit resembles in shape the European plum; its skin is thin, and it contains a great number of seeds.
1991 M. Hazell in Grocott’s Mail 22 Feb. 8Carissa macrocarpa — Amatungulu with its glossy green foliage and attractive white flowers.
The shrub Carissa macrocarpa of the Apocynaceae; its large, edible, scarlet fruit; matingola; Natal plum, see Natalb; wild plum sense (e) (see wilda); also called num-num. Also attributive.

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