custard apple

noun

Definition of custard apple

1a : any of several chiefly tropical American soft-fleshed edible fruits
b : any of a genus (Annona of the family Annonaceae, the custard-apple family) of trees or shrubs bearing this fruit especially : a small West Indian tree (A. reticulata)

Examples of custard apple in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In India, my parents grew up eating chikoos, custard apples, fresh coconut, and dozens of types of mangoes. Priya Krishna, Bon Appétit, "If I’m Cutting Fresh Fruit for Dessert, I Probably Love You," 29 July 2019 Follow local farmers into the plantation where cinnamon, nutmeg, and pepper trees grow, and sample tropical fruits like custard apple, star fruit, and rambutan. National Geographic, "Africa by Private Jet," 12 June 2019 One example is the cherimoya, a species of custard apple. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, "Pre-Columbian people spread fruit species across Latin America," 13 Mar. 2018 There are orchards of guava and custard apple, and plantings of roses and jasmine for scent and color. Ingrid Abramovitch, ELLE Decor, "House Tour: Inside The Rustic Indian Farmhouse Where A Jewel Scion Feels Most At Home," 12 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of custard apple

1648, in the meaning defined at sense 1b

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“Custard apple.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/custard%20apple. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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