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cherimoya

[cher-uh-moi-uh] /ˌtʃɛr əˈmɔɪ ə/
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] /ˌtʃɛr əˈmɔɪ ər/ (Show IPA),
cherimolla
[cher-uh-moi-uh] /ˌtʃɛr əˈmɔɪ ə/ (Show IPA),
chirimoya.
Origin of cherimoya
1730-1740
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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