Definitions starting with C

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custard apple

[Car.; cf. DJE idem "pulpy, custard-like fruit" but cf. also OED costard apple (Old Fr. coste rib) a large ribbed apple] n. 1. various species of Annona, especially A. reticulata, or their fruit: 1788 several varieties of the custard apple

2. Obs? the papaya (Gardner 382).

Tags: food, fruit, noun, plant

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Last update: 2011-02-06 01:13
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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