star apple

noun

Definition of star apple

: a tropical American tree (Chrysophyllum cainito) of the sapodilla family grown in warm regions for ornament or fruit also : its usually green to purple apple-shaped edible fruit that when cut in cross-section reveals a star-shaped pattern formed by the carpels

Examples of star apple in a Sentence

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First Known Use of star apple

1683, in the meaning defined above

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“Star apple.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/star%20apple. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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