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star apple

n.
1. A tropical American evergreen tree (Chrysophyllum cainito) having smooth-skinned, green or purple fruit.
2. The edible fruit of this tree, having a star-shaped pattern in the pulp.

star′ ap`ple


n.
1. the edible fruit of a West Indian tree, Chrysophyllum cainito, of the sapodilla family, which when cut across exhibits a star-shaped figure within.
2. the tree itself.
[1675–85]
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Noun1.star apple - evergreen tree of West Indies and Central America having edible purple fruit star-shaped in cross section and dark green leaves with golden silky undersides
fruit tree - tree bearing edible fruit
Chrysophyllum, genus Chrysophyllum - tropical American evergreen trees or shrubs
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Selected Poems came two years later and was followed by The Castaway (1965); The Gulf (1969); Another Life (1973), a long narrative poem; and The Star Apple Kingdom (1979), a collection of narrative verse based on Caribbean history and scenery.
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