• Anona
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Anona (Bot) A genus of tropical or subtropical plants of the natural order Anonaceæ, including the soursop.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n anona A genus of trees or shrubs, type of the natural order Anonaceœ, of about 50 species, which are, with two or three exceptions, natives of tropical America. A. squamosa (sweet-sop) grows in the West Indian islands, and yields an edible fruit having a thick, sweet, luscious pulp. A. muricata (sour-sop) is cultivated in the West and East Indies; it produces a large pearshaped fruit, of a greenish color, containing an agreeable slightly acid pulp. The genus produces other edible fruits, as the common custard-apple or bullock's-heart, from A. reticulata, and the cherimoyer of Peru, from A. Cherimolia.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL. Cf. Ananas


In literature:

It is a small bush with a yellow fruit, and in its appearance a dwarf "anona".
"Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa" by David Livingstone
The anona, the custard apple.
"The Annals of the Cakchiquels" by Daniel G. Brinton
Of the same family as the chirimoya is the guanabana (Anona muricata), or sour sop, an unattractive name for so delicious a fruit.
"The Western World" by W.H.G. Kingston
"Armour's Monthly Cook Book, Volume 2, No. 12, October 1913" by Various
The sweet sop is the commonest of the Anonas, and is grown throughout a considerable part of coastal Queensland.
"Fruits of Queensland" by Albert Benson
All the toes of his feet, and the fingers of his hands are tied up in anona bark.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898" by Various

In news:

The Pocahontas Anona Council 11 will host a yard sale Aug 31 – Sept 1.