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alligator apple

[W. Car.; etym? but see quot.] n. a tree, annona palustris, and its fruit: 1889 Alligator apple . . . unpalatable to man, liked by alligators (Gardner 363). = MONKEY APPLE, POND APPLE, CUSTARD APPLE 1 (Inagua)

Tags: fruit, noun, plant

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Last update: 2011-12-04 15:17
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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