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1. A tree that is a hybrid between the cherimoya and the sweetsop, cultivated for its conical or heart-shaped fruit with edible sweet white flesh.
2. The fruit of this tree.
[Philippine English ates, sweetsop (from Tagalog atis) + (cheri)moya.]
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(Plants) a globe-shaped tropical fruit, a hybrid of the cherimoya (Annona cherimola) and the sweetsop (A. squamosa), which has a rough green skin and juicy white flesh. It is also known as the pineapple sweetsop. Also called: pineapple sweetsop
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