Definition of sweetsop in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈswētsäp/


1A round or heart-shaped custard apple that has a green scaly rind and a sweet pulp. Also called sugar apple.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: sweet·sop

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