- 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.
But the annona civica was an endowed charity, affecting not a single family, but the whole population.
Early in its history the annona civica attracted many to Rome in the hope of living there without working.