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

  • n. A tropical American evergreen tree (Chrysophyllum cainito) having smooth-skinned, green or purple fruit and purplish flowers.
  • n. The edible fruit of this tree.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The fruit of a tropical tree, Chrysophyllum cainito

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a tropical American tree (Chrysophyllum Cainito), having a milky juice and oblong leaves with a silky-golden pubescence beneath. It bears an applelike fruit, the carpels of which present a starlike figure when cut across. The name is extended to the whole genus of about sixty species, and the natural order (Sapotaceæ) to which it belongs is called the Star-apple family.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The fruit of the West Indian Chrysophyllum Cainito, or the tree which produces it. The fruit is edible and pleasant, of the size of an apple, a berry in structure, having ten or eight cells, which, when cut across before maturity, give the figure of a star. Also called cainito.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. evergreen tree of West Indies and Central America having edible purple fruit star-shaped in cross section and dark green leaves with golden silky undersides


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