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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The soursop splits like flesh but spoons like custard. New York Times, 22 Feb. 2022 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, 29 Apr. 2020 Wash it down with a coffee frappé or fresh soursop juice. Shannon Sims, New York Times, 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, 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,, 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, 2 July 2019 Other smoothie options — made with water or milk — include soursop, guava, mango and blackberry. Camila Vallejo,, 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, 29 July 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1667, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of soursop was in 1667

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“Soursop.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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