from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A kind of custard apple (Anona squamosa). See under custard.

from The 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.

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

  • 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


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