Definition of Custard apple
1. Noun. Any of several tropical American trees bearing fruit with soft edible pulp.
Group relationships: Annona, Genus Annona
Specialized synonyms: Annona Cherimola, Cherimoya, Cherimoya Tree, Annona Diversifolia, Ilama, Ilama Tree, Annona Muricata, Prickly Custard Apple, Soursop, Soursop Tree, Annona Reticulata, Bullock Heart, Bullock's Heart, Bullock's Heart Tree, Annona Squamosa, Sweetsop, Sweetsop Tree, Annona Glabra, Pond Apple, Pond-apple Tree, Asimina Triloba, Papaw, Papaw Tree, Pawpaw
Generic synonyms: Fruit Tree
2. Noun. The fruit of any of several tropical American trees of the genus Annona having soft edible pulp.
Specialized synonyms: Cherimolla, Cherimoya, Guanabana, Soursop, Bullock's Heart, Jamaica Apple, Annon, Sugar Apple, Sweetsop, Ilama, Pond Apple
Group relationships: Custard Apple Tree
Definition of Custard apple
1. Noun. A tree native to the tropical New World. Scientific name: ''Annona reticulata.'' ¹
2. Noun. The fruit of this tree. ¹
3. Noun. Sugar apple, a related fruit. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
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Literary usage of Custard apple
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1. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States: Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1897)
"CUSTARD-APPLE FAMILY. Trees or shrubs, generally aromatic, with alternate entire leaves. Stipules none. Sepals 3 (rarely 2), valvate or rarely imbricate. ..."
2. Southern Wild Flowers and Trees: Together with Shrubs, Vines and Various by Alice Lounsberry (1901)
"The custard apple and the species that follow would perhaps be the ones more generally encountered. A. reticulata principally differs from the foregoing ..."
3. Chambers's encyclopædia by Chambers W. and R., ltd (1874)
"custard apple, the name commonly given in the West Indies and other tropical countries to the fruits of certain species of Anona, a genus of trees of the ..."
4. Plant Life of Alabama: An Account of the Distribution, Modes of Association by Charles Theodore Mohr (1901)
"custard apple Family. ASIMINA Adán«. Kam. I'l. 2:365. 1763.1 About 7 specie--, t rcc- and shrubs of warmer America. ..."
5. Fruit Recipes: A Manual of the Food Value of Fruits and Nine Hundred by Riley Maria Fletcher Berry (1907)
"The fruit which bears the family name individually, the custard apple, or Bullock's Heart (.A. reticulata), resembles distantly the wild Northern papaw. ..."
6. The Plant World by Plant World Association, Wild Flower Preservation Society (U.S.), Wild Flower Preservation Society of America (1905)
"... the alligator pear, the custard apple, the cherimoya and the red fruits of the akee. Among the many unfamiliar flowers, we noted the scarlet hibiscus, ..."