Definition of sweetsop in English:

sweetsop

Syllabification: sweet·sop
Pronunciation: /ˈswētˌsäp
 
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noun

  • 1A round or heart-shaped custard apple that has a green scaly rind and a sweet pulp. Also called sugar apple.
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    • The fruits most likely to be intended by the term are cherimoya, sugar-apple (alias sweetsop), bullock's heart, and (in the USA) pond apple.
    • Irrigation during the dry season and once during ripening will increase the size of Jamaican sweetsop.
    • He recited a litany of the fruit there, including mangoes, papayas, sweetsops, cherries and coconuts.
  • 2The tropical American evergreen shrub that yields the sweetsop.
    • Annona squamosa, family Annonaceae
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    • In apparently healthy tissues of sweetsop and soursop plants, some fungi promote shoot growth or reduce root growth, while others have no effect on growth of sweetsop seedlings.

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