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

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Among the stars Apple has recruited with its $285 billion in cash on hand are Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston, who will co-star in a series about a morning TV show. Chris Morris, Fortune, "Here's When Apple Will Kick Off Its Original Programming Push," 26 Mar. 2018

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1683, in the meaning defined above

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