sugar apple

noun

Definition of sugar apple

: a tropical American tree (Annona squamosa) of the custard-apple family also : its edible sweet pulpy fruit with thick green scaly rind and shining black seeds

Examples of sugar apple in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Beyond the large back yard, the garden is filled with mango, banana, grapefruit, coconut, sugar apple, lime, orange, golden apple and soursop trees. Marcelle Sussman Fischler, New York Times, "House Hunting on Grenada: Caribbean Views for $2.5 Million," 29 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of sugar apple

1738, in the meaning defined above

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“Sugar apple.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sugar%20apple. Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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