Cherimolla

cherimoya

[cher-uh-moi-uh]
noun
1.
a tropical American tree, Annona cherimola, having leaves with velvety, hairy undersides and yellow-to-brown fragrant flowers.
2.
the large, edible fruit of this tree, having leathery, scalelike skin and soft pulp.
Also, cherimoyer [cher-uh-moi-er] , cherimolla [cher-uh-moi-uh] , chirimoya.


Origin:
1730–40; < American Spanish chirimoya name of the fruit; of uncertain origin; alleged analysis as Quechua chiri cold + muyu wheel, circle is probably spurious

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cherimolla

noun
large tropical fruit with leathery skin and soft pulp; related to custard apples [syn: cherimoya
cherimoya

noun
1. small tropical American tree bearing round or oblong fruit 
2. large tropical fruit with leathery skin and soft pulp; related to custard apples 
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