variants: or less commonly bullock heart \ ˈ⸗⸗ˌ⸗ \

Definition of bullock's-heart

: a light green to yellow slightly bristly and somewhat acid tropical fruit that turns brown when fully ripe, is closely related to the soursop and sweetsop, and is produced on a small tree (Annona reticulata) native to tropical America but widely cultivated

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so called from its size and appearance

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“Bullock's-heart.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bullock%27s-heart. Accessed 20 Apr. 2021.

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