custard apple


noun

any of several trees of the genus Annona, as the cherimoya.
any of several other trees, as the pawpaw, Asimina triloba, bearing fruit with soft, edible pulp.
the fruit of any of these trees.

Nearby words

  1. cuss,
  2. cussed,
  3. cussedly,
  4. cussword,
  5. custard,
  6. custard cream,
  7. custard cup,
  8. custard pie,
  9. custard powder,
  10. custard-apple

Origin of custard apple

First recorded in 1650–60

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British Dictionary definitions for custard apple

custard apple

noun

a West Indian tree, Annona reticulata: family Annonaceae
the large heart-shaped fruit of this tree, which has a fleshy edible pulp
any of several related trees or fruits, esp the papaw and sweetsop
Also called (for senses 1, 2): bullock's heart

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