Definition of Star apple

1. Noun. Evergreen tree of West Indies and Central America having edible purple fruit star-shaped in cross section and dark green leaves with golden silky undersides.

Exact synonyms: Caimito, Chrysophyllum Cainito
Generic synonyms: Fruit Tree
Group relationships: Chrysophyllum, Genus Chrysophyllum



Definition of Star apple

1. Noun. The fruit of a tropical tree, ''Chrysophyllum cainito'' ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Star Apple

star-blind
star-crossed
star-duckweed
star-forming
star-glory
star-leaf begonia
star-nosed mole
star-of-Bethlehem
star-shaped
star-struck
star-studded
star-thistle
star anise
star aniseed
star anises
star apple (current term)
star apples
star begonia
star chamber
star chart
star charts
star cloud
star clouds
star cluster
star clusters
star crossed
star divination
star drill
star earthball
star fruit

Literary usage of Star apple

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1. Fruit Recipes: A Manual of the Food Value of Fruits and Nine Hundred by Riley Maria Fletcher Berry (1907)
"The star apple (Chrysophyllum cainito) varies in colour with variety, (being purple or green), described by Kingsley as "an evergreen peach, shedding from ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"The star apple (Chrysophyllum Cainito) is also a large tree which changes color ... "You are just as deceitful as a star apple" is a West Indian comment ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"The star apple (Chrysophyllum Cainita) is also a large tree which changes color ... "You are just as deceitful as a star apple" is a West Indian comment ..."

4. Tropical Agriculture: The Climate, Soils, Cultural Methods, Crops, Live by Earley Vernon Wilcox (1916)
"star apple The star apple is a handsome tree, native of West Indies, ... There are several varieties of the star apple, some of which bear purplish and ..."

5. Tropical Agriculture: The Climate, Soils, Cultural Methods, Crops, Live by Earley Vernon Wilcox (1916)
"star apple The star apple is a handsome tree, native of West Indies, ... There are several varieties of the star apple, some of which bear purplish and ..."

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