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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of several tropical American trees of the genus Annona, especially A. reticulata, having large, nearly heart-shaped edible fruits with white to yellowish flesh.
  • n. The fruit of any of these trees.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The soursop (fruit and tree)
  • n. The sugar apple, a related fruit.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a low tree or shrub of tropical America, including several species of Anona (Anona squamosa, Anona reticulata, etc.), having a roundish or ovate fruit the size of a small orange, containing a soft, yellowish, edible pulp.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The fruit of Anona reticulata, a native of the West Indies, but cultivated in all tropical countries.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any of several tropical American trees bearing fruit with soft edible pulp
  • n. the fruit of any of several tropical American trees of the genus Annona having soft edible pulp

Etymologies

So called because its pulp resembles custard.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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