[ sweet-sop ]
/ ˈswitˌsɒp /


a sweet, pulpy fruit having a thin, tuberculate rind, borne by a tropical American tree or shrub, Annona squamosa, of the annona family.
the tree or shrub.

Origin of sweetsop

First recorded in 1690–1700; sweet + sop
Also called sugar apple.
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British Dictionary definitions for sweetsop

/ (ˈswiːtˌsɒp) /


a small West Indian tree, Annona squamosa, having yellowish-green fruit: family Annonaceae
the fruit of this tree, which has a sweet edible pulp
Also: sugar apple, custard apple
Compare soursop

Word Origin for sweetsop

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