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[souuh r-sop, sou-er-]
  1. the large, dark-green, slightly acid, pulpy fruit of a small West Indian tree, Annona muricata, of the annona family.
  2. the tree itself.
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Origin of soursop

First recorded in 1660–70; sour + sop
Also called guanabana.
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Historical Examples

  • Soursop, annona muricata, of the polygynia order, polyandria class.

    Antigua and the Antiguans, Volume II (of 2)


British Dictionary definitions for soursop


  1. a small West Indian tree, Annona muricata, having large spiny fruit: family Annonaceae
  2. the fruit of this tree, which has a tart edible pulpCompare sweetsop
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Word Origin

C19: so called because of the flavour and consistency of the pulp
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