American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A conical or heart-shaped green fruit with edible sweet white flesh.
- n. The tree producing this fruit, a hybrid between the cherimoya and the sweetsop.
- Philippine English ates, sweetsop (from Tagalog atis) + (cheri)moya. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Oh man, those (on left) aren't cherimoya - they're atemoya, which is some kind of hybrid that is even better!”
“Cherimoya and Atemoya The cherimoya and atemoya are tree fruits of species in the genus Annona, a native of tropical and subtropical South America the soursop or guanabana and the custard apple belong to the same genus.”
“(S) Thrives in lowland tropics; seeds will usually become another atemoya but occasionally grows into one of the parents-grafting very common; germination time averages at about 4 weeks; delicious fruit.”
“A walk around the garden is a lesson in the diversity of things that can thrive in this climate: tiny turkey figs, knobby atemoya, towering banana trees.”
“The fruit on the left looks like a Sugar-apple, which crossed with a cherimoya will produce the atemoya.”
“cause that's the only place I've ever seen atemoya …”
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