[ cher-uh-moi-uh ]
/ ˌtʃɛr əˈmɔɪ ə /


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.

Nearby words

  1. cherenkov effect,
  2. cherenkov radiation,
  3. cherepovets,
  4. cheribon,
  5. cherie,
  6. cherish,
  7. cherkassy,
  8. cherkess autonomous region,
  9. cherkessk,
  10. chernenko

Also cher·i·moy·er [cher-uh-moi-er] /ˌtʃɛr əˈmɔɪ ər/, cher·i·mol·la [cher-uh-moi-uh] /ˌtʃɛr əˈmɔɪ ə/, chirimoya.

Origin of cherimoya

1730–40; < American Spanish chirimoya name of the fruit; of uncertain origin; alleged analysis as Quechua chiri cold + muyu wheel, circle is probably spurious Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for cherimoya

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

    Trees Worth Knowing|Julia Ellen Rogers