alligator apple

noun

Word History

Etymology

so called from the gnarled appearance of the fruits and its growth in the habitat of alligators

First Known Use

1756, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of alligator apple was in 1756

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“Alligator apple.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alligator%20apple. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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