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WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: any of several tropical American trees bearing fruit with soft edible pulp [syn: custard apple, custard apple tree]
2: the fruit of any of several tropical American trees of the genus Annona having soft edible pulp

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 1657 1. a. any of several chiefly tropical American soft-fleshed edible fruits b. any of a genus (Annona of the family Annonaceae, the custard-apple family) of trees or shrubs bearing this fruit; especially a small West Indian tree (A. reticulata) 2. pawpaw 2

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Custard Cus"tard (k?s"t?rd), n. [Prob. the same word as OE. crustade, crustate, a pie made with a crust, fr. L. crustatus covered with a crust, p. p. of crustare, fr. crusta crust; cf. OF. croustade pasty, It. crostata, or F. coutarde. See Crust, and cf. Crustated.] A mixture of milk and eggs, sweetened, and baked or boiled. Custard apple (Bot.), a low tree or shrub of tropical America, including several species of Anona (A. squamosa, reticulata, etc.), having a roundish or ovate fruit the size of a small orange, containing a soft, yellowish, edible pulp. Custard coffin, pastry, or crust, which covers or coffins a custard [Obs.] --Shak.



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