sour·​sop | \ ˈsau̇(-ə)r-ˌsäp How to pronounce soursop (audio) \

Definition of soursop

: a small tropical American tree (Annona muricata) of the custard-apple family that has spicy odoriferous leaves also : its large edible fruit that has fleshy spines and a slightly acid fibrous pulp

Examples of soursop in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Beyond the large back yard, the garden is filled with mango, banana, grapefruit, coconut, sugar apple, lime, orange, golden apple and soursop trees. Marcelle Sussman Fischler, New York Times, "House Hunting on Grenada: Caribbean Views for $2.5 Million," 29 Apr. 2020 Wash it down with a coffee frappé or fresh soursop juice. Shannon Sims, New York Times, "36 Hours in Aruba," 12 Mar. 2020 White Heaven — nirvana fashioned from meringue, litchi gelatin and soursop sorbet and foam — fulfills the promise of its name and puts the creamy-textured tropical fruit, similar in flavor to pineapple, on a pedestal. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, "Seek and ye shall find plenty of excuses to explore Seven Reasons," 11 Sep. 2019 Also worthy is the lamb tartare, arranged prettily over overlapping lotus-root chips and enlivened by a soursop vinaigrette, made from the tropical fruit. Phil Vettel,, "Review: Label-defying, continent-hopping Flora Fauna still feeling its way," 5 Sep. 2019 One night a few years back, Shelly Marshall was sick with chikungunya fever from a trip home to Trinidad, and yearning for the soursop ice cream of her youth. Ligaya Mishan, New York Times, "Celebrating America, Scoop by Frosty Scoop," 2 July 2019 Other smoothie options — made with water or milk — include soursop, guava, mango and blackberry. Camila Vallejo,, "El Mercado’s food court: A hidden gem with Colombian, Dominican, Peruvian and Mexican fare," 14 Aug. 2019 The shop is famous for its Caribbean-flavors ice cream, including Blue Mountain Coffee, Dragon Stout, guava and soursop. Mark Rogers, USA TODAY, "Taking a family vacation to Jamaica? 10 reasons to leave your all-inclusive resort," 29 July 2019 Here is a sampling from a dozen shops across the country where tubs of vanilla and chocolate stand side by side with those of orange blossom, soursop, labneh, chikoo, li hing mui and ginataang mango malunggay. Ligaya Mishan, New York Times, "Celebrating America, Scoop by Frosty Scoop," 2 July 2019

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1667, in the meaning defined above

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“Soursop.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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