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1. An evergreen tree (Pouteria campechiana) native to Mexico and Central America, bearing fruit having sweet, deep-yellow flesh with the texture of hard-boiled egg yolk.
2. The fruit of this tree. In both senses also called eggfruit.
[Cuban and Central American Spanish, from a Mayan source such as Yucatec Maya k'aniste', canistel, probably literally, "tree bearing yellow fruit like sweet potatoes" : k'an, yellow + iis, sweet potato (in reference to the taste and texture of canistel fruit) + te', tree.]
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1. (Plants) an evergreen tree, Pouteria campechiana, that is native to Central America and the West Indies
2. the sweet fruit of this tree
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|Noun||1.||canistel - tropical tree of Florida and West Indies yielding edible fruit|
fruit tree - tree bearing edible fruit
|2.||canistel - ovoid orange-yellow mealy sweet fruit of Florida and West Indies|
edible fruit - edible reproductive body of a seed plant especially one having sweet flesh
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