Definition of Soursop

1. Noun. Small tropical American tree bearing large succulent slightly acid fruit.




2. Noun. Large spiny tropical fruit with tart pulp related to custard apples.
Exact synonyms: Guanabana
Generic synonyms: Custard Apple
Group relationships: Annona Muricata, Prickly Custard Apple, Soursop Tree

Definition of Soursop

1. n. The large succulent and slightly acid fruit of a small tree (Anona muricata) of the West Indies; also, the tree itself. It is closely allied to the custard apple.

Definition of Soursop

1. Noun. A small Brazilian evergreen tree, having large, spiny, yellow-green fruit. ¹

2. Noun. The tart fruit of this tree. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Soursop

1. a tropical tree [n -S]

Medical Definition of Soursop

1. The large succulent and slightly acid fruit of a small tree (Anona muricata) of the West Indies; also, the tree itself. It is closely allied to the custard apple. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Soursop

souring
sourings
sourish
sourkrout
sourkrouts
sourly
sourness
sournesses
sourock
sourocks
sourpuss
sourpusses
sours
sourse
sourses
soursop (current term)
soursop tree
soursops
sourt
sourwood
sourwoods
sous
sous-chef
sous-chefs
sous-vide
sousaphone
sousaphones
sousaphonist
sousaphonists

Literary usage of Soursop

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Manual of Tropical and Subtropical Fruits: Excluding the Banana, Coconut by Wilson Popenoe (1920)
"THE soursop (Plate VIII) (Annona muricata, L.) For the preparation of ... soursop sherbet is equal to that prepared from the best of the temperate zone ..."

2. A Winter Picnic: The Story of a Four Months Outing in Nassau, Told in the by J. Dickinson, E. E. Dickinson, S. E. Dowd (1888)
"It seems a libel on the soursop." " I know how / can describe a soursop," spoke up Beatrix. " I have begun a clear and lengthy description already, ..."

3. The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including the Series by Alexander Chalmers, Samuel Johnson (1810)
"The leaves of the soursop are very shining and green. The fruit is wholesome, ... 597 to the soursop.] The true Indian name Ver. 600. Cotton. ..."

4. The Cell Phone: An Anthropology of Communicationby Heather A. Horst, Daniel Miller by Heather A. Horst, Daniel Miller (2006)
"Sharon remembered one big house on the hill in Jerusalem where the family had a soursop tree and she sent a message begging a bunch. ..."

5. The British poets, including translations by British poets (1822)
"(Which Nature to the soursop ^ had resign'd) With ginger, and with Raleigh's pungent plant, ... 43 to the soursop.] The true Indian name of this tree is ..."

6. Hobson-Jobson: A Glossary of Colloquial Anglo-Indian Words and Phrases, and by Henry Yule, Arthur Coke Burnell, William Crooke (1903)
"In a note to the passage quoted below, Grainger identifies the soursop •with the ... a neighbouring hill Which Nature to the soursop had resigned." b. ..."

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