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Definition of the noun carissa

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noun - plural: -

  1. a shrub of the genus Carissa having fragrant white flowers and plumlike red to purple-black fruits


  1. Carissa: Carisa or Carissa was an ancient city of the Turdetani in Hispania Baetica, in the conventus of Gades, having the civitas Latina. Several of its coins are extant. Pliny refers to the city as Carissa cognomine Aurelia. The city is usually associated, due to inscriptions, with Carixa, near Bornos, in the Province of Cadiz.
  2. Carissa was an ancient town of the Trocmi in Galatia, Anatolia, located between Etonea and Amasya.


  1. Carissa is a fictional character from the 1992 film Hiram na Mukha.
  2. Carissa is a fictional character in the 2010 drama film In My Sleep.
  3. Carissa is a fictional character from the 2013 drama film Beneath the Harvest Sky directed by Aron Gaudet and Gita Pullapilly.
  4. Carissa is a fictional character from the 2008 film Universal Signs.
  5. Carissa is a fictional character from the 2006 film The Moment After 2: The Awakening.


"Carissa": Last year, Carissa Phelps graduated with both a law degree and an MBA from UCLA. But when she was 12, she was homeless and forced into prostitution in Fresno. This documentary short takes us on Carissa's inspirational journey.CARISSA has won jury prizes at several film festivals and was featured in USA Today and on Good Morning America. The film is also Executive Produced by Davis Guggenheim, the Academy Award-winning director of "An Inconvenient Truth" and Jamie McCourt, Owner and President of the Los Angeles Dodgers, and sponsored by Virgin Mobile and the Los Angeles Dodgers Dream Foundation.

Phrases with Carissa

Phrases starting with the word Carissa:

  1. carissa plum
  2. Carissa Mitis
  3. Carissa Dulcis
  4. Carissa edulis
  5. Carissa Pilosa
  6. Carissa Grandis
  7. Carissa Obovata
  8. Carissa Papuana
  9. Carissa carandas
  10. Carissa Coriacea
  11. Carissa Spinarum
  12. Carissa Velutina
  13. carissa bispinosa
  14. Carissa Pubescens
  15. Carissa Abyssinica
  16. Carissa Comorensis
  17. Carissa Densiflora
  18. Carissa lanceolata

Phrases ending with the word Carissa:

  1. genus carissa
  2. Egyptian Carissa

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Google previewFilipinos in Vallejo (2005)

by Mel Orpilla

Carissa is the daughter of Chris Villanueva, former Vallejo City Council member. (Courtesy of Mel Orpilla.) Guests at Arlene Calica's birthday in 1957 at 817 Branciforte Street, from left to right, included (front row) Linda Cabatic, Leo Orpilla , ...

Google previewNuts and Berries of California (2015)

Tips and Recipes for Gatherers by Christopher Nyerges

Carissa is a genus that includes eight species, one of which is C. macrocarpa. Description: Natal plum has shiny stiff green leaves and snowy white, five- petaled flowers that emit a pleasant perfume. The plant is spiny, and the fruit is an oblong ...

Google previewAn Unfinished Hero Series Box Set (2017)

by Kristen Ashley

A good girl like Carissa is the least likely fit with the Chaos Motorcycle Club. Too bad holding back is so damned hard. Now, as Joker's secrets are revealed and an outside threat endangers the club, Joker must decide whether to ride steady ...

Google previewA Profile of Economic Plants (1987)

by John C. Roecklein, Ping Sun Leung

170, 207 Summary : Egyptian carissa is a tropical African shrub with edible fruits. This plant has potential as an ornamental hedge. Emblic, Myrobalan , Emblica Sci. Name(s) : Phyllanthus emblica Geog. Reg(s) : Asia, Asia-Southeast ...

Google previewSappi Tree Spotting (2011)

Highlands: Highveld, Drakensberg and Eastern Cape Mountains by Rina Grant, Val Thomas

ForeST Num-Num – Carissa bispinosa Tree no 640.1 AFRIKAANS Bosnoemnoem XHOSA isiBetha-nkunzi Zulu isiMatingulu Carissa is the Sanskrit name for a species of this genus; bispinosa refers to the two-forked spines on this shrub.

Google previewHistory of Orange County, California (1921)

With Biographical Sketches of the Leading Men and Women of the County who Have Been Identified with Its Earliest Growth and Development from the Early Days to the Present by Samuel Armor

The carissa is a thorny bush, bearing an abundance of fragrant blossoms, more or ...

Google previewDirr's Encyclopedia of Trees and Shrubs (2016)

by Michael A. Dirr

Caragana frutex 'Globosa' Carissa macrocarpa CULTIVARS AND VARIETIES 'Globosa' is a diminutive, globeshaped form. Grows 2ft. high ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of House Plants (1999)

by Nico Vermeulen, Richard Rosenfeld

Carissa gran di flora Carissa macrocarpa NATAL PLUM This evergreen container plant is rarely availahle although it produces lovely smelling, white, starry flowers, which are followed hy red fruits. The fruits look like miniature tomatoes which, ...

Google previewMultilingual Dictionary of Agronomic Plants (2012)

by G. Rehm

Kuntze mountain papaya papayer de la montagne Bergpapaya chamburú, papaya de tierra fria, chilhuacán Carissa camndas L. karanda Kerandang, Karaunda karanda carandeira karandang caranda Carissa edulis ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Indian Medicine (1985)

by Saligrama Krishna Ramachandra Rao

- Karanta, Katävu Botanical Name: Carissa carandas Linn (Syn. Carissa congesta Wight) Natural Order: Apocynaceae Habitat: ...

Google previewFoods & Nutrition Encyclopedia, Two Volume Set (1993)

by Marion Eugene Ensminger, Audrey H. Ensminger

Carissa. grand/flora. Fruit of a shrub (of the family Apocynaceae) that is native to South Africa. Natal plums are pear-shaped and are up to 2 in. (5 cm) long. They have a reddish skin and reddish pulp with a white milky latex. The ripe fruitsare ...

Google previewThe gardeners dictionary (1835)

by Philip Miller

Carissa. Class Pentandria Moinogynia. Nat. Ord. Apocinem. The Characters are — Calyx short; corolla tubular; stamens included; berry two-celled; capsule one- two or many seeded. 1. Carissa carandus (Jasmine flowered Carissa). Rox. Cor.

Google previewA Dictionary of the Economic Products of India (1893)

by Sir George Watt

Carissa Carandas, Linn. (Con/, with pp. 725, 131). Vera. — Karaunda, turunda, Hind. ; Kurumia, Beng.; Kalaka, Tam. 7. Celastrus paniculate, Willd. The mal kangoni of Bombay. 8. Chloroxylon Swietenia, DC. The biltu or halda alluded to by ...

Google previewBenders’ Dictionary of Nutrition and Food Technology (2006)

by D A Bender

carissa Fruit of the evergreen shrub ...

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