American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A tropical American evergreen tree (Annona squamosa) widely cultivated for its yellowish-green fruit with sweet edible pulp.
- n. The fruit of this tree. Also called sugar apple.
- n. The sugar apple.
- sweet + sop (Wiktionary)
“Saramuyo: sugar apple or sweetsop (Annona squamosa)”
“Remarks: The species is related to the cherimoya (A. cherimola), sugar apple or sweetsop (A. squamosa) and to the custard apple (A. reticulata), generally known as mtomoko (Swahili), cultivated for their delicious fruit and commonly sold in Kenyan markets.”
“Anno. na squamosa, sweetsop or custard apple, seedless”
“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.”
“Pawpaws are in the same family as the custard-apple, cherimoya, sweetsop, ylang-ylang and soursop, and have similar taste and texture to these fruits.”
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