MANSANITAS

from the plural Spanish word manzanitas

 

mansanitas
a local fruit that looks like very small apples
 
 
 
Mansanits
 
Filipinos jokingly refer to these fruits as “cherries.” 
 
 
 
Mansanitas Fruit on Tree
 
 
scientific names of fruits referred to as mansanitas:
Rhamnus jujuba  and Zizyphus mauritiana 

 

The Filipino word for ‘apple’ is mansanas and for ‘cherry’ is seresa.