Definition of Cherimoya

1. Noun. Small tropical American tree bearing round or oblong fruit.

Exact synonyms: Annona Cherimola, Cherimoya Tree
Terms within: Cherimolla
Generic synonyms: Custard Apple, Custard Apple Tree



2. Noun. Large tropical fruit with leathery skin and soft pulp; related to custard apples.
Exact synonyms: Cherimolla
Generic synonyms: Custard Apple
Group relationships: Annona Cherimola, Cherimoya Tree

Definition of Cherimoya

1. Noun. A subtropical tree, scientific name ''Annona cherimola'', native to mountainous areas South America ¹

2. Noun. A conical fruit with white flesh, distinguished by its irregular pattern on the skin, the fruit of the cherimoya, also known as a custard apple in some regions. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cherimoya

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Literary usage of Cherimoya

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1. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1914)
"The cherimoya grows in the form of a small tree, usually about 15 or 20 feet ... To this group belongs the "golden russet" cherimoya grown in the orchard of ..."

2. Three Years in the Pacific: Including Notices of Brazil, Chile, Bolivia, Peru by William Samuel Waithman Ruschenberger (1834)
"... would form a volume of much interest to a curious reader. CHAPTER VI. Saya y Manto—Scenes in the street—Police—Market—cherimoya—Palta— ..."

3. The Plant World by Plant World Association, Wild Flower Preservation Society (U.S.), Wild Flower Preservation Society of America (1905)
"We learned to recognize the alligator pear, the custard apple, the cherimoya and the red fruits of the akee. Among the many unfamiliar flowers, ..."

4. The Journal of Heredity by American Genetic Association (1915)
"The leaves are broad, resembling those of the cherimoya, but smooth like those of the ... The protuberances are more distinct than in the cherimoya, ..."

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