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

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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 Common flavors in South America include hibiscus, tamarind, soursop, pineapple and papaya. Anna Thomas Bates, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Blueberry Honeydew Agua Fresca is a refreshing, light drink without too much sugar," 11 July 2018 Low boulders now sit in place to help shelter Cocles, with its reggae bar and cafes serving rice and beans, where tourists cycle past fruit stalls selling lychees and soursop and signs warn of sloths crossing the beach road. Sophie Hares, The Christian Science Monitor, "Costa Rica's coast struggles to survive against rising seas," 25 May 2018 Its relatives include cherimoya, soursop (guanábana), and sweetsop. Andrew Moore, Good Housekeeping, "A Beginner's Guide To Growing Pawpaw—The Delicious Fruit You're Not Eating," 12 Jan. 2018 Paths leading around the ponds are lined with papaya, banana, jackfruit, soursop, and chestnut trees—all free for the taking. Brendan Borrell, Smithsonian, "Hawaii’s Last Outlaw Hippies," 28 Feb. 2018 Visitors are invited to sample Tahitian lime, sugar cane, lychee, soursop and watermelon radish, among other delights, depending on what’s in season. Jennifer Billock, Smithsonian, "How Hawaii Became the North Pole of Cacao," 14 Feb. 2018 Flavors usually include creamy guanabana (soursop), cajeta (goat’s milk caramel), queso (fresh cheese) and tuna (prickly pear) sorbet. Jill Warren Lucas, charlotteobserver, "Mexican ice cream’s vivid, vibrant flavors can be re-created at home," 5 Sep. 2017

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1667, in the meaning defined above

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