- any of various trees and shrubs of the genus Annona, native to tropical America, and grown for their edible fruits.
Compare annona family.
Origin of annona
< New Latin < American Spanish anona, anon, allegedly < Arawak (Hispaniola)
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Examples from the Web for annona
Rationalii, persons charged with distribution of the annona, 114.The Letters of Cassiodorus
Cassiodorus (AKA Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus Senator)
The sportula was a form of charity corresponding to the annona civica.
Sugar Apple, annona squamosa, another genus of the polygynia order, polyandria class.
Early in its history the annona civica attracted many to Rome in the hope of living there without working.
But the annona civica was an endowed charity, affecting not a single family, but the whole population.