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cherimoya

[ cher-uh-moi-uh ]
/ 藢t蕛蓻r 蓹藞m蓴瑟 蓹 /
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noun
a tropical American tree, Annona cherimola, having leaves with velvety, hairy undersides and yellow-to-brown fragrant flowers.
the large, edible fruit of this tree, having leathery, scalelike skin and soft pulp.
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Rarely cher路i路moy路er [cher-uh-moi-er], /藢t蕛蓻r 蓹藞m蓴瑟 蓹r/, cher路i路mol路la [cher-uh-moi-uh], /藢t蕛蓻r 蓹藞m蓴瑟 蓹/, chirimoya.

Origin of cherimoya

First recorded in 1730鈥40; from Latin American Spanish chirimoya, name of the fruit; of uncertain origin; alleged analysis as Quechua chiri 鈥渃old鈥 + muyu 鈥渨heel, circle鈥 is probably spurious
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How to use cherimoya in a sentence

  • Every garden in the Orange Belt should have a cherimoya tree for ornament and for its fruit.

    Trees Worth Knowing|Julia Ellen Rogers
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