soursop

noun

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

Examples of soursop in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Marie-Carmel Cave can still taste the sweet oranges, mangoes and soursop of her beloved Haiti. Eduardo Cuevas, USA TODAY, 14 Mar. 2024 The food depicted on the table includes African rice, breadfruit, catfish, chicken, cocoa, custard apple and soursop. Margherita Bassi, Smithsonian Magazine, 8 Feb. 2024 Bananas, sugar apples, soursop, avocados and turmeric spice all sprout around the farm seem to thrive on the stuff. Ashley Miznazi, Orlando Sentinel, 15 Jan. 2024 And leave room for a passion fruit or soursop drink, made fresh to order. Andrea Flores, Los Angeles Times, 28 Sep. 2023 Pawpaws are the largest native fruit in North America — a creamy, tropical offering similar to a soursop, cherimoya or custard apple. Petula Dvorak, Washington Post, 25 Sep. 2023 Wash down the mega-meal with a fresh tropical juice like soursop and passionfruit. Megan Zhang, Saveur, 6 Sep. 2023 Utilizing Ayesha’s culinary expertise, Sweet July Skin features formulated recipes that include Caribbean ingredients, such as guava, papaya, and soursop. Kenyatta Victoria, Essence, 13 July 2023 And while tomatoes may not have made it into the final lab samples, Caribbean ingredients like guava, papaya, and soursop did. Arden Fanning Andrews, Vogue, 11 July 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1667, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of soursop was in 1667

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“Soursop.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/soursop. Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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