Definition of cherimoya
: a round, oblong, or heart-shaped fruit with a pitted pale green rind that is borne by a widely cultivated tropical American tree (Annona cherimola) of the custard-apple family; also : this tree
Recent Examples of cherimoya from the Web
Dragon fruit trees and finger lime bushes are interspersed among cherimoya and avocado trees, and each fruit crop is enlisted to help others grow.
Vinny Dotolo bursts through the backdoor and stops to chat about his latest idea for a cherimoya dessert at Animal (simply sliced with a squeeze of lime).
And what about kohlrabi, cardoon, pomelos, rambutan or cherimoya?
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Origin and Etymology of cherimoya
First Known Use: 1736See Words from the same year
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