Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A tree that is a hybrid between the cherimoya and the sweetsop, cultivated for its conical or heart-shaped fruit with edible sweet white flesh.
  • noun The fruit of this tree.

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  • noun A hybrid between a cherimoya and a sweetsop
  • noun The tree that bears this fruit

Etymologies

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

[Philippine English ates, sweetsop (from Tagalog atis) + (cheri)moya.]

Examples

  • Oh man, those (on left) aren't cherimoya - they're atemoya, which is some kind of hybrid that is even better!

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  • Oh man, those (on left) aren't cherimoya - they're atemoya, which is some kind of hybrid that is even better!

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  • Cherimoya and Atemoya The cherimoya and atemoya are tree fruits of species in the genus Annona, a native of tropical and subtropical South America the soursop or guanabana and the custard apple belong to the same genus.

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  • Cherimoya and Atemoya The cherimoya and atemoya are tree fruits of species in the genus Annona, a native of tropical and subtropical South America the soursop or guanabana and the custard apple belong to the same genus.

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  • (S) Thrives in lowland tropics; seeds will usually become another atemoya but occasionally grows into one of the parents-grafting very common; germination time averages at about 4 weeks; delicious fruit.

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  • A walk around the garden is a lesson in the diversity of things that can thrive in this climate: tiny turkey figs, knobby atemoya, towering banana trees.

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  • The fruit on the left looks like a Sugar-apple, which crossed with a cherimoya will produce the atemoya.

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  • The fruit on the left looks like a Sugar-apple, which crossed with a cherimoya will produce the atemoya.

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  • 'cause that's the only place I've ever seen atemoya

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  • 'cause that's the only place I've ever seen atemoya

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