from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The fruit of the Chrysophyllum Cainito of the West Indies and South America, resembling an apple in shape, and considered a delicacy. Also called star-apple.


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  • The valley is also known for the huge variety of native and introduced tropical fruits: Achras sapota, Manilkara achras, Chrysophyllum caimito, Pouteria cainito, Persea americana, Mammea americana, Anacardium occidentale, Carica papaya, Annona muricata, Manguifera indica and more.

    Sinú Valley dry forests

  • Caimito or cainito: star apple (Chrysophyllum cainito)

    Exotic summer refreshment: a guide to Mexico's tropical fruit

  • Collect equal amounts of fresh leaves of avocado (Persea americana), banaba (Anona muricata) and star apple (Chrysophyllum cainito).

    Chapter 11

  • (Chrysophyllum cainito) leaves in 2 cups of water.

    Chapter 8

  • Collect equal amounts of fresh leaves of avocado (Persea Americana), banaba (Annona muricata) and star apple (caimito, Chrysophyllum cainito).

    Chapter 22

  • Caimito Chrysophyllum cainito L. Starapple (English)

    Chapter 9


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