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1. A tropical American evergreen tree (Chrysophyllum cainito) having smooth-skinned, green or purple fruit.
2. The edible fruit of this tree, having a star-shaped pattern in the pulp.
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1. the edible fruit of a West Indian tree, Chrysophyllum cainito, of the sapodilla family, which when cut across exhibits a star-shaped figure within.
2. the tree itself.
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|Noun||1.||star apple - evergreen tree of West Indies and Central America having edible purple fruit star-shaped in cross section and dark green leaves with golden silky undersides|
fruit tree - tree bearing edible fruit
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