canistel


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can·is·tel

(kăn′ĭ-stĕl′)
n.
1. An evergreen tree (Pouteria campechiana) native to Mexico and Central America, bearing fruit having sweet, deep-yellow flesh with the texture of hard-boiled egg yolk.
2. The fruit of this tree. In both senses also called eggfruit.

[Cuban and Central American Spanish, from a Mayan source such as Yucatec Maya k'aniste', canistel, probably literally, "tree bearing yellow fruit like sweet potatoes" : k'an, yellow + iis, sweet potato (in reference to the taste and texture of canistel fruit) + te', tree.]

canistel

(ˌkænɪˈstɛl; ˈkænɪˌstɛl)
n
1. (Plants) an evergreen tree, Pouteria campechiana, that is native to Central America and the West Indies
2. the sweet fruit of this tree
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.canistel - tropical tree of Florida and West Indies yielding edible fruit
eggfruit, canistel - ovoid orange-yellow mealy sweet fruit of Florida and West Indies
fruit tree - tree bearing edible fruit
genus Pouteria, Pouteria - tropical American timber tree with edible fruit (canistel)
2.canistel - ovoid orange-yellow mealy sweet fruit of Florida and West Indies
edible fruit - edible reproductive body of a seed plant especially one having sweet flesh
canistel, canistel tree, Pouteria campechiana nervosa - tropical tree of Florida and West Indies yielding edible fruit
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