from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Variant of cherimoya.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as cherimoyer.
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The green armor-like skin of the chirimoya is cut open to reveal a sweet, custardy white flesh.
The green armor-like skin of the chirimoya is cut open to reveal a sweet, custardy white flesh. La cáscara de esta fruta parece una armadura verde. Se abra para revelar una fruta dulce, blanca y natosa.
Of the same family as the chirimoya is the guanabana (Anona muricata), or sour sop, an unattractive name for so delicious a fruit.
I also tried chirimoya which is a green fruit with white flesha and big black seeds.
The "Divine Sin" in question is actually a cocktail that Peruvian expert Eladio Espinoza has created from two products that Peru is most proud of: Pisco, a liquor and chirimoya, a type of custard apple.
Atemoya: manmade hybrid of chirimoya and saramuyo (both described below)
Used in ice cream and ices, the chirimoya makes a nice sauce for topping desserts, pancakes and waffles.
In spanish we call them *chirimoya*, they are so tasty
Mention vanilla, and people are apt to think of the ice-cream flavor they select when confronted with a mind-boggling choice involving everything from chirimoya to cheesecake: "just plain vanilla."
All these, with the exquisite rose apple, with a deep red tinge in its young leaves, the fan palm, the chirimoya, and numberless others, and the slender shafts of the coco palms rising high above them, with their waving plumes and perpetual fruitage, were a perfect festival of beauty.
From the exquisite delicacy and richness of the fruit which this plant (the chirimoya) bears, and the danger arising from eating of it too freely, it is not unfrequently called the tree of the forbidden fruit; sometimes also it is called the custard plant.
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