star apple
noun Date: 1683 a tropical American tree (Chrysophyllum cainito) of the sapodilla family grown in warm regions for ornament or fruit; also its usually green to purple apple-shaped edible fruit that when cut in cross-section reveals a star-shaped pattern formed by the carpels

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  • Star apple — Star Star (st[aum]r), n. [OE. sterre, AS. steorra; akin to OFries. stera, OS. sterro, D. ster, OHG. sterno, sterro, G. stern, Icel. stjarna, Sw. stjerna, Dan. stierne, Goth. sta[ i]rn[=o], Armor. & Corn. steren, L. stella, Gr. asth r, a stron,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • star apple — /star ˈæpəl/ (say stahr apuhl) noun 1. the edible fruit of a West Indian tree, Chrysophyllum cainito, of the size of an apple, and when cut across presenting a star shaped figure within. 2. Also, star apple tree. the tree; caimito …   Australian English dictionary

  • star-apple — starˈ apple noun The edible fruit of the West Indian sapotaceous tree Chrysophyllum cainito • • • Main Entry: ↑star …   Useful english dictionary

  • star apple — n. 1. a tropical American evergreen tree (Chrysophyllum cainito) of the sapodilla family, with shiny leaves, whitish flowers, and applelike fruit showing a starlike figure inside when cut across 2. its fruit …   English World dictionary

  • star-apple — žvaigždinis geltis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Sapotinių šeimos medieninis augalas (Chrysophyllum cainito), paplitęs Pietų Amerikoje, kituose atogrąžų kraštuose auginamas. Jo vaisiai ir sėklos valgomi. atitikmenys: lot. Chrysophyllum… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • star apple — star′ ap ple n. 1) pln the edible fruit of a West Indian tree, Chrysophyllum cainito, of the sapodilla family, which when cut across exhibits a star shaped figure within 2) pln the tree itself • Etymology: 1675–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • star apple — 1. the edible fruit of a West Indian tree, Chrysophyllum cainito, of the sapodilla family, which when cut across exhibits a star shaped figure within. 2. the tree itself. [1675 85] * * * ▪ plant       (Chrysophyllum cainito), tropical American… …   Universalium

  • star apple — noun an edible purple fruit of a tropical American tree (Chrysophyllum cainito), having a star shaped cross section …   English new terms dictionary

  • star apple — noun evergreen tree of West Indies and Central America having edible purple fruit star shaped in cross section and dark green leaves with golden silky undersides • Syn: ↑caimito, ↑Chrysophyllum cainito • Hypernyms: ↑fruit tree • Member Holonyms:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Star apple — Chrysophyllum (E) …   EthnoBotanical Dictionary

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