Definition of star apple in English:

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star apple

noun

An edible purple fruit with a star-shaped cross section.
  • This is produced by the evergreen tropical American tree Chrysophyllum cainito (family Sapotaceae).
Example sentences
  • Higher up there's dense green vegetation: tough para grass, mountain cactus, wild star apple, clusters of tree ferns and Christmas ferns.
  • In April 2002 a party of nine chimpanzees was feeding in a tall Chrysophyllum gorungosanum tree (a species of star apple).
  • An example is matrimony, which is a mixture of orange sections, star apples, or guavas in coconut cream with guava cheese melted over it.

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Syllabification: star ap·ple

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