sugar apple


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

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'sugar apple.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of sugar apple

1738, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about sugar apple

Time Traveler for sugar apple

Time Traveler

The first known use of sugar apple was in 1738

See more words from the same year

Statistics for sugar apple

Cite this Entry

“Sugar apple.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 May. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on sugar apple Encyclopedia article about sugar apple

Comments on sugar apple

What made you want to look up sugar apple? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


Test Your Vocabulary

Star Wars Words Quiz

  • cu jedi training
  • The bounty portion of bounty hunters (such as Boba Fett) comes from a Latin word meaning
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.


Anagram puzzles meet word search.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!