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soursop

[ souuhr-sop, sou-er- ]
/ ˈsaʊərˌsɒp, ˈsaʊ ər- /
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noun
the large, dark-green, slightly acid, pulpy fruit of a small West Indian tree, Annona muricata, of the annona family.
the tree itself.

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Also called guanabana.

Origin of soursop

First recorded in 1660–70; sour + sop
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British Dictionary definitions for soursop

soursop
/ (ˈsaʊəˌsɒp) /

noun
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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