from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A tree (Pouteria campechiana), native to Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean and having very sweet oval fruit with a musky odor.
- n. The fruit of this tree.
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- n. A tropical tree, Pouteria campechiana, from Central America and the Caribbean, that bears a sweet oval fruit
- n. The fruit of this tree, having a musky odour
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a tropical tree of Florida and West Indies (Pouteria campechiana nervosa) yielding edible fruit.
- n. an ovoid orange-yellow mealy sweet fruit of Florida and West Indies.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. tropical tree of Florida and West Indies yielding edible fruit
- n. ovoid orange-yellow mealy sweet fruit of Florida and West Indies
Her favorite game consisted of explaining the canistel fruit to me, as there is nothing more difficult than understanding the taste of something you\'ve never tried.
Her favorite game consisted of explaining the canistel fruit to me, as there is nothing more difficult than understanding the taste of something you've never tried.
Happily, it turned out to be the equal of that canistel which -- while we both salivated -- my grandmother had regaled me with.
The top vote getter with the local people is the canistel (Pouteria campechiana-see drawing), simply because it is good food.
But now jakfruit, canistel, rollinia, black sapote, yellow passion fruit, abiu and inga are big favorites with the local people.
Its taste is similar to the sweet potato that is widely grown and eaten here [Ed: except that canistel does not need to be cooked.]
Then envision going to other trees and doing the same thing for 10, 20 or 30 minutes: avocado, canistel, loquat, macadamia etc.
The next morning, I found a yellow canistel in the CSA farm box; the fruit splits when ripe and tastes like an egg (it's also called eggfruit) - and was hidden beneath lettuces, tomatoes, and zucchini.
This morning, Jenne, Jess, and I explored the Pinecrest market that has just opened for the season; Redland Organics (they are part of the farm collective that make up the CSA farm boxes) displayed more canistel along with black sapote and starfruit.
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