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1A kind of custard apple with scaly green skin and a flavour resembling that of pineapple.
- ‘The flavour of the pink varieties has a pleasant acidity like that of the cherimoya, while that of the green varieties is sweeter and closer to the sugar-apple.’
- ‘Try nectarines, star fruit, cherimoyas, passion fruit, kiwis or any of the countless items of produce most quality supermarkets stock.’
- ‘In the bowl of a food processor fitted with the metal blade attachment, combine the cherimoya, lime juice, and panela and purée until smooth and the sugar is dissolved, about 45 seconds.’
- ‘Both atemoya, grown in Florida, and cherimoya, grown in California, have green, leathery skins with either scales or a notched, medallion-like design.’
- ‘At Cedar House you get not only the farm's own just-roasted coffee but an array of delicious tropical fruits like apple bananas, starfruit, and cherimoyas - all grown on the farm or very nearby.’
- ‘Initially, they were investigating fruits that appear frequently in the flavours of wines grown in warmer climates, but cherimoya, melon, papaya, passionfruit and banana all proved incompatible with Vitis vinifera.’
- ‘Try a cherimoya - a creamy, sweet tropical fruit that tastes a lot like vanilla pudding.’
2The small tree which bears the cherimoya fruit, native to the Andes of Peru and Ecuador.
Mid 18th century: from Spanish, from Quechua, from chiri cold or refreshing + muya circle.
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