star apple


noun

the edible fruit of a West Indian tree, Chrysophyllum cainito, of the sapodilla family, which when cut across exhibits a star-shaped figure within.
the tree itself.

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Origin of star apple

First recorded in 1675–85
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British Dictionary definitions for star apple

star-apple

noun

a West Indian sapotaceous tree, Chrysophyllum cainito, with smooth-skinned edible greenish-purple fruit
the fruit of this tree which, when cut across, reveals a star-shaped arrangement of seeds
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