chirimoya


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chir·i·moy·a

 (chîr′ə-moi′ə)
n.
Variant of cherimoya.

cher•i•moy•a

(ˌtʃɛr əˈmɔɪ ə)

n., pl. -moy•as.
1. a tropical American tree, Annona cherimola, of the annona family, having yellow-brown fragrant flowers and leaves with velvety undersides.
2. the large edible fruit of this tree, having leathery, scalelike skin and soft pulp.
[1730–40; < American Spanish chirimoya name of the fruit; of uncertain orig.]
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CHIRIMOYA SORBET with TAMARIND CARAMEL and TAMARILLO and OCA TUILES Serves 10 Kamilla Seidler, Gustu For the chirimoya sorbet: 2 pounds chirimoya pulp, peeled, and seeded* 2 cups water 3/ cup granulated sugar Pinch of citric acid For the tamarillo tuiles: 3 pounds tamarillo** For the oca tuiles: 10 ounces oca, peeled and rinsed* 1/3 cup granulated sugar For the tamarind caramel: 1/3 cup granulated sugar 9 ounces tamarind paste 1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder FOR THE CHIRIMOYA SORBET: In a food processor fitted with the metal blade, add the chirimoya and process until smooth.
The foothills of this area are dominated by tropical dry forest, which was also studied at el Aguacate, La Chirimoya, and la Mulatera.
La vida de muchos quebequenses habia cambiado de modo irreversible despues del primer bocado de una caprichosa chirimoya, despues de haber probado la dulzura de las tunas deshaciendose en la boca; una constelacion de semillas que se abre en una minuscula y azucarada explosion cosmica, despertando las imagenes de extranas geografias, otros ojos para mirar el mundo, recuerdos imaginarios de amantes con pecas en el rostro .
The electrogen groups--local diesel-powered generation plants with typically less than 20 MW capacity each--are located in San Pedro de Mayabon, Los Arabos, Playa Larga, Playa Giron, Australia, La Rosa y Chirimoya.