canistel
canistel canistel n. 1. a tropical tree of Florida and West Indies ({Pouteria campechiana nervosa}) yielding edible fruit.

Syn: canistel tree. [WordNet 1.5]

2. an ovoid orange-yellow mealy sweet fruit of Florida and West Indies.

Syn: eggfruit. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • canistel — (Cuba; Pouteria caimito) m. Árbol sapotáceo del grupo «sapote», de fruto comestible semejante al mango. ⇒ *Planta. * * * canistel. m. Cuba. Árbol de la familia de las Sapotáceas, con tallo recto y escasa copa, hojas lanceoladas y fruto pulposo… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • canistel — 1. m. Cuba. Árbol de la familia de las Sapotáceas, con tallo recto y escasa copa, hojas lanceoladas y fruto pulposo muy dulce, de color amarillo anaranjado, oblongo y arrugado por una de sus puntas. 2. Cuba Fruto de este árbol …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • canistel — noun 1. tropical tree of Florida and West Indies yielding edible fruit • Syn: ↑canistel tree, ↑Pouteria campechiana nervosa • Hypernyms: ↑fruit tree • Member Holonyms: ↑Pouteria, ↑genus Pouteria …   Useful english dictionary

  • canistel — can·is·tel (kănʹĭ stĕl ) n. In both senses also called eggfruit. 1. A tree (Pouteria campechiana), native to Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean and having very sweet oval fruit with a musky odor. 2. The fruit of this tree.   [American… …   Universalium

  • canistel — /ˈkænəstɛl/ (say kanuhstel) noun the fruit of the canistel tree, Pouteria campechiana, native to South America, being ovoid in shape and pale yellow when ripe; honey sapote; yellow sapote; egg fruit …   Australian English dictionary

  • canistel — siauralapis sargetis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Sapotinių šeimos medieninis, vaisinis augalas (Pouteria campechiana), paplitęs Meksikoje ir Pietų Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Lucuma campechiana; Lucuma nervosa; Lucuma rivicoa var.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • canistel — noun a) Any of several tropical trees, of the genus Pouteria, from Central America and the Caribbean, that bears a sweet oval fruit b) The fruit of these trees, having a musky odour …   Wiktionary

  • canistel — can·is·tel …   English syllables

  • canistel tree — noun tropical tree of Florida and West Indies yielding edible fruit • Syn: ↑canistel, ↑Pouteria campechiana nervosa • Hypernyms: ↑fruit tree • Member Holonyms: ↑Pouteria, ↑genus Pouteria …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pouteria campechiana — Canistel Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae (unranked): Angiosperms …   Wikipedia

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