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soursop

[souuh r-sop, sou-er-] /ˈsaʊərˌsɒp, ˈsaʊ ər-/
noun
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.
Origin of soursop
1660-1670
First recorded in 1660-70; sour + sop
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soursop

/ˈsaʊəˌsɒp/
noun
1.
a small West Indian tree, Annona muricata, having large spiny fruit: family Annonaceae
2.
the fruit of this tree, which has a tart edible pulp Compare sweetsop
Word Origin
C19: so called because of the flavour and consistency of the pulp
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