Definition of soursop in English:



  • 1A large acidic fruit with white fibrous flesh.

    ‘The soursop, as its name suggests, is more acid than its relations, but the acidity varies and the pulp of some fruits can be eaten raw.’
    • ‘Made from the gentle, distinctive soursop, it could be the new summer cooler of choice.’
    • ‘Fruits like the star-apple, the soursop, the five-finger, the pomerac, the papaya, make a delicate feast for discerning palates.’
    • ‘Guava, soursop, and mango are eaten, along with mamey and mesple.’
    • ‘For several weeks afterward the no-name man got up around 3 a.m. each day to harvest grapefruits, oranges, soursop and so on, from trees that he had not planted.’
  • 2The evergreen tropical American tree that bears the soursop.

    Annona muricata, family Annonaceae

    • ‘Lianas and tree ferns tangled above thickets of bougainvillaea and Night Flowering Cereus: on either side rose great cathedrals of tamarind, buttressed by bushes of nutmeg and spandrels of soursop.’



/ˈsou(ə)rˌsäp/ /ˈsaʊ(ə)rˌsɑp/