Definitions

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

  • n. See soursop.

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  • n. The soursop or custard apple.

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

  • n. large spiny tropical fruit with tart pulp related to custard apples

Etymologies

American Spanish guanábana, from Taino.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Spanish guanábana (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The flavor of the guanabana is slightly tarter than that of the cherimoya.

    Strange Fruit

  • Torito: This powerful drink popular in Veracruz is made from cane liquor, milk and fruits such as guanabana or mamey.

    A Toast To Better Wines

  • By the way, Anónimo, the agua fresca that you drank is guanabana.

    Oaxaca please.......hold the mole?

  • Cherimoya (custard apple), guanabana (soursop), mamey (pouteria) and zapote (chocolate pudding fruit) are just a few of the tasty flavors that can be sampled, along with the more familiar mango, coconut, papaya and pineapple.

    Mexican frozen treats: Helados, nieves and paletas

  • The fried empanadas ($2 apiece) are equally flavorful, if leaving you reaching for a napkin, and the milkshakes (such as mango, passionfruit and guanabana, $3.75 each) are made with real frui.

    No-Frills Cuban Cuisine

  • Fruit orchards -- production of fruit tree nurseries: mangoes -- 164,279 trees and 824,582 being processed; guanabana -- 180,379 and 184,496 being processed.

    HAVANA PROVINCE CDR RALLY

  • And so it goes with the following fruit trees; I will not try to give you all the figures: mango, guanabana, lichi, (? lemon), avocado,

    HAVANA PROVINCE CDR RALLY

  • The fruits peculiar to the torrid zone all grow in profusion and among them the native is fondest of the juicy mango, the guava, the aguacate or alligator pear, the anon or custard apple, the guanabana or soursop, the mamon or sweetsop, the mamey or marmalade fruit, the nispero or sapodilla and the tamarind.

    Santo Domingo A Country with a Future

  • With these there are other jungle denizens, -- the bamboo palm, the paperleaf palm, splendid specimens of the world-old cycad family, the guanabana, and a Tom Thumb palm, which, full grown, is no more than a handbreadth high.

    The Jewel City

  • The _guanabana_ is eaten in its natural state, but serves its best purpose as a flavor for ices or cooling drinks.

    Cuba, Old and New

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