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Variant of cherimoya.
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(ˌtʃɛr əˈmɔɪ ə)

n., pl. -moy•as.
1. a tropical American tree, Annona cherimola, of the annona family, having yellow-brown fragrant flowers and leaves with velvety undersides.
2. the large edible fruit of this tree, having leathery, scalelike skin and soft pulp.
[1730–40; < American Spanish chirimoya name of the fruit; of uncertain orig.]
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Restrepo J, Vinasco LE (2010) Evaluacion fisicoquimica de la fraccion lipidica de las semillas de guanabana (Annona muricata) y la chirimoya (Annona cherimolia).
& GONZALES, M., 2002.- Efecto bioinsecticida del extracto etanolico de las semillas de Annona cherimolia Miller "chirimoya" y A.
Hacienda Toxama, north of Andahuaylas, Apurimac, 2400 m: Numerous in orange and chirimoya orchards.