soursop

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n soursop large spiny tropical fruit with tart pulp related to custard apples
    • n soursop small tropical American tree bearing large succulent slightly acid fruit
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Soursop (Bot) The large succulent and slightly acid fruit of a small tree (Anona muricata) of the West Indies; also, the tree itself. It is closely allied to the custard apple.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n soursop See Anona.
    • n soursop A cross or crabbed person.
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Usage

In literature:

OF THE SOURSOPS, CASHEWS AND JENNIPAHS.
"A Voyage to New Holland" by William Dampier
They passed a fruit stand where women were shopping for mangoes, soursops, and other delicious-looking things, including sugar cane.
"The Wailing Octopus" by Harold Leland Goodwin
But little fruit is grown about the villages: limes, guavas, and soursops are commonest.
"In the Andamans and Nicobars" by C. Boden Kloss
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