Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An evergreen tree or shrub, Anona squamosa, native in tropical America, cultivated and naturalized in hot climates elsewhere; also, its fruit, which consists of a thick rind with projecting scales, containing a sweet pulp. In India called custard-apple, a name properly belonging to A. reticulata. Also sweet-apple.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) A kind of custard apple (Anona squamosa). See under custard.
- n. sweet pulpy tropical fruit with thick scaly rind and shiny black seeds
- n. tropical American tree bearing sweet pulpy fruit with thick scaly rind and shiny black seeds
“-- The sweet-sop, a native of the Malay Islands, where it is grown for its fruits.”
“The former were the custard-apple or sweet-sop (_Annona squamosa_), the sour-sop (_A. muricata_), the Madeiran”
“Margareta or at Cumana: the chirimoya (very different from the custard-apple and sweet-sop of the West India Islands) at Loxa in Peru; the grenadilla, or parcha, at Caracas; and the pine-apple at Esmeralda, or in the island of Cuba.”
“Cumana: the chirimoya (very different from the custard-apple and sweet-sop of the West India Islands) at Loxa in Peru; the grenadilla, or parcha, at Caracas; and the pine-apple at Esmeralda, or in the island of Cuba.”
“There are, however, several kinds of fruit besides those which have been already mentioned; particularly the sweet-sop, which is well known to the West Indians, and a small oval fruit, called the _blimbi_, both of which grow upon trees.”
“a friar: from the Spanish amo, master. amores-secos: "Barren loves," a low-growing weed whose small, angular pods adhere to clothing. andas: A platform with handles, on which an image is borne in a procession. asuang: A malignant devil reputed to feed upon human flesh, being especially fond of new-born babes. até: The sweet-sop.”
“There are no fruit on this one here, won’t be until August— Annona squamosa, sweet-sop or custard apple, seedless Brazilian variety.”
“I mean to walk up to Briton's Mead, and give Edward Benden a sweet-sop to his supper.”
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