Definition of star apple in English:

star apple


  • An edible purple fruit with a star-shaped cross section.

    This is produced by the evergreen tropical American tree Chrysophyllum cainito (family Sapotaceae)

    ‘Higher up there's dense green vegetation: tough para grass, mountain cactus, wild star apple, clusters of tree ferns and Christmas ferns.’
    • ‘In April 2002 a party of nine chimpanzees was feeding in a tall Chrysophyllum gorungosanum tree (a species of star apple).’
    • ‘An example is matrimony, which is a mixture of orange sections, star apples, or guavas in coconut cream with guava cheese melted over it.’
    • ‘When we moved into our new house, there was a star apple tree out in front.’
    • ‘Although not as prevalent, other whitefly types include the bandedwing whitefly; the spiraling whitefly which attacks star apple and ornamental banana; and the citrus whitefly which occurs on citrus and gardenia.’


star apple

/ˈstär ˌap(ə)l/ /ˈstɑr ˌæp(ə)l/