[souuh r-sop, sou-er-]
- the large, dark-green, slightly acid, pulpy fruit of a small West Indian tree, Annona muricata, of the annona family.
- the tree itself.
Origin of soursop
Also called guanabana.
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Historical Examples of soursop
Soursop, annona muricata, of the polygynia order, polyandria class.
- a small West Indian tree, Annona muricata, having large spiny fruit: family Annonaceae
- the fruit of this tree, which has a tart edible pulpCompare sweetsop
Word Origin for soursop
C19: so called because of the flavour and consistency of the pulp
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