star-apple

star apple

noun
1.
the edible fruit of a West Indian tree, Chrysophyllum cainito, of the sapodilla family, which when cut across exhibits a star-shaped figure within.
2.
the tree itself.

Origin:
1675–85

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n
1.  a West Indian sapotaceous tree, Chrysophyllum cainito, with smooth-skinned edible greenish-purple fruit
2.  the fruit of this tree which, when cut across, reveals a star-shaped arrangement of seeds

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