custard apple


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)

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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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