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atemoya

[ah-tuh-moi-uh] /ˌɑ təˈmɔɪ ə/
noun
1.
a tropical tree of the Philippines that is a hybrid of the cherimoya and sweetsop.
2.
the pinecone- or heart-shaped fruit of this tree, having a sweet, edible, white pulp.
Origin of atemoya
1910-1915
1910-15; < Tagalog and Philippine English ate sweetsop + (cheri)moya
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