from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as cherimoyer.


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  • Aka custard apple. Green skin, white flesh, black pits.

    October 20, 2007

  • "Then came fruit, including the Peruvian version of the custard-apple, the chirimoya at its best..."

    --O'Brian, The Wine-Dark Sea, 144

    March 14, 2008

  • I fear the obscurity of your O'Brian offerings is on the wane, cb. Of today's crop at least five were known to me; normally I'm lucky if there's one that's familiar.

    March 14, 2008

  • I noticed the same thing. If I hadn't read, in recent years, a bunch of books on the history of Peru, there'd be many more. I think it's just where this portion of this book is set. Plus the fact that SOME people have actually BEEN to Peru. *stomps off in a toddler huff*

    March 14, 2008