star apple


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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The first known use of star apple was in 1683

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“Star apple.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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