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(Plants) a tropical shrub or tree, of the family Annonaceae, native to America
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(əˈnoʊ nə)

n., pl. -nas.
any of various trees and shrubs of the genus Annona, native to tropical America, grown for their edible fruits.
[< New Latin < American Spanish, allegedly < Arawak (Hispaniola)]
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Noun1.annona - type genus of the AnnonaceaeAnnona - type genus of the Annonaceae; tropical American trees or shrubs
magnoliid dicot genus - genus of dicotyledonous flowering plants regarded as among the most primitive of extant angiosperms
Annonaceae, custard-apple family, family Annonaceae - chiefly tropical trees or shrubs
custard apple, custard apple tree - any of several tropical American trees bearing fruit with soft edible pulp
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Other fruit trees in the 1000-m2 orchard include Papayas, Dragon, Annona, Sapodilla, the Indian Hawthorn and zapota.
In a new survey, scientists found Annona senegalensis (African Custard apple) and Boswellia dalziellii (Frankincense tree) were atop the list of plants commonly used to manage arthritis in North-West Nigeria.
Nao foram observadas diferencas significativas entre os tratamentos na velocidade media de germinacao, tais dados corroboram com os de Ferreira et al., (2002), que estudando frutas do conde (Annona squamosa L.) tratadas com [GA.sub.3] e nao encontrou diferencas significativas para esta variavel.
En este sentido, uno de los principales problemas a los que se enfrento la sociedad romana fue la del aprovisionamiento urbano (4) de grano y trigo, la annona que era ya desde la epoca Republicana una actividad encomendada a los ediles (5) que debian de controlar la provision del grano en cantidades suficientes y a un precio razonable.