noun Date: 1667 a small tropical American tree (Annona muricata) of the custard-apple family that has spicy odoriferous leaves; also its large edible fruit that has fleshy spines and a slightly acid fibrous pulp

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  • Soursop — Sour sop , n. (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. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • soursop — [sour′säp΄] n. 1. a tropical American tree (Annona muricata) of the custard apple family, with large, pulpy, acid fruit 2. this fruit …   English World dictionary

  • Soursop — taxobox name = Soursop image caption = Soursop fruit regnum = Plantae unranked divisio = Angiosperms unranked classis = Magnoliids ordo = Magnoliales familia = Annonaceae genus = Annona species = A. muricata binomial = Annona muricata binomial… …   Wikipedia

  • soursop — dygliuotoji anona statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Anoninių šeimos vaisinis, vaistinis augalas (Annona muricata), kilęs iš Centrinės Amerikos. Naudojamas gėrimams (sultims) gaminti. atitikmenys: lot. Annona macrocarpa; Annona muricata angl.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • soursop — /soweur sop , sow euhr /, n. 1. the large, dark green, slightly acid, pulpy fruit of a small West Indian tree, Annona muricata, of the annona family. 2. the tree itself. Also called guanabana. [1660 70; SOUR + SOP] * * * ▪ plant (Annona… …   Universalium

  • soursop — noun ˈsaʊərˌsɒp a) A small Brazilian evergreen tree, having large, spiny, yellow green fruit. b) The tart fruit of this tree. Syn: guanabana …   Wiktionary

  • Soursop — Annona (E) …   EthnoBotanical Dictionary

  • soursop — noun 1》 a large acidic custard apple with white fibrous flesh. 2》 the evergreen tropical American tree which bears soursops. [Annona muricata.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • soursop — sour•sop [[t]ˈsaʊərˌsɒp, ˈsaʊ ər [/t]] n. 1) pln the large, dark green, slightly acid, pulpy fruit of a small West Indian tree, Annona muricata, of the annona family 2) pln the tree itself • Etymology: 1660–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • soursop — /ˈsaʊəsɒp/ (say sowuhsop) noun 1. a small tree, Annona muricata, originally from the West Indies, grown in Queensland. 2. the large fruit of this tree, having short spines and a slightly acid, fibrous pulp; guanabana; prickly custard apple …   Australian English dictionary

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