sweetsop


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sweet·sop

 (swēt′sŏp′)
n.
1. A tropical American tree (Annona squamosa) widely cultivated for its yellowish-green fruit with sweet edible pulp.
2. The fruit of this tree. In both senses also called sugar apple.

sweetsop

(ˈswiːtˌsɒp)
n
1. (Plants) a small West Indian tree, Annona squamosa, having yellowish-green fruit: family Annonaceae
2. (Cookery) the fruit of this tree, which has a sweet edible pulp
Also: sugar apple or custard apple
[C19: so called because of the flavour and consistency of its pulp]

sweet•sop

(ˈswitˌsɒp)

n.
1. a sweet, pulpy fruit having a thin, tuberculate rind, borne by a tropical American tree or shrub, Annona squamosa, of the annona family.
2. the tree or shrub. Also called sugar apple.
[1690–1700]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sweetsop - tropical American tree bearing sweet pulpy fruit with thick scaly rind and shiny black seedssweetsop - tropical American tree bearing sweet pulpy fruit with thick scaly rind and shiny black seeds
annon, sugar apple, sweetsop - sweet pulpy tropical fruit with thick scaly rind and shiny black seeds
custard apple, custard apple tree - any of several tropical American trees bearing fruit with soft edible pulp
2.sweetsop - sweet pulpy tropical fruit with thick scaly rind and shiny black seedssweetsop - sweet pulpy tropical fruit with thick scaly rind and shiny black seeds
custard apple - the fruit of any of several tropical American trees of the genus Annona having soft edible pulp
Annona squamosa, sweetsop, sweetsop tree - tropical American tree bearing sweet pulpy fruit with thick scaly rind and shiny black seeds
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