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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Word History

First Known Use

1683, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of star apple was in 1683

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“Star apple.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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