1. Any of various chiefly tropical trees of the genus Diospyros, having hard wood and orange-red fruit that is edible only when completely ripe.
2. The fruit of any of these trees.
1. to assent tacitly, submit or comply silently or without protest, agree, consent.
2. " 'can you do anything about it?' he said" (page 18). This quote is significant because there is a very large conflict with Crow and the rest of the town. All he hopes is that someone can do something about it. He asked this because he cannot do anything to help himself in the situation he was in because nobody, not even his father will listen to him.