sugar apple

noun

: 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 Bananas, sugar apples, soursop, avocados and turmeric spice all sprout around the farm seem to thrive on the stuff. Ashley Miznazi, Orlando Sentinel, 15 Jan. 2024 In a video on Thursday, the 13-Going-On-30 actress, 50, decides to use an ingredient that's available to her just outside her door to create a tasty summer treat: cinnamon sugar apple muffins. Alexandra Schonfeld, PEOPLE.com, 29 July 2022 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, 29 Apr. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1738, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sugar apple was in 1738

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“Sugar apple.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sugar%20apple. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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