- 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
Also called sugar apple.
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- 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
Word Origin for sweetsop
C19: so called because of the flavour and consistency of its pulp
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