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Alligator Apple

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Definition of the noun Alligator Apple

What does Alligator Apple mean as a name of something?


  1. Annona glabra, a tropical fruit tree that grows in swamps.
  2. The fruit of Annona glabra, oblong to spherical and roughly apple-sized.


Alligator Apple a.k.a. Annona glabra is a tropical fruit tree in the family Annonaceae, in the same genus as the Soursop and Cherimoya. Common names include Pond-apple, Alligator-apple Swamp apple, Corkwood, Bobwood, and Monkey-apple. The tree is native to Florida in the United States, the Caribbean, Central and South America, and West Africa. It is common in the Everglades. It grows in swamps, is tolerant of saltwater, and cannot grow in dry soil.

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Google previewThe Young Folks' Cyclopaedia of Common Things (1901)

The Alligator Apple is a fruit somewhat like the custard apple, but is not so good. The Mammee Apple, which grows in the West Indies and other hot parts of America, is an angular fruit as large as a cocoanut. It has two rhinds, an outer thick one ...

Google previewElsevier's Dictionary of Trees (2005)

Volume 1: North America by M.M. Grandtner

Gómez e pondapple annona; alligator apple ( Jamaica, Puerto Rico); alligator-apple (Belize, USA); alligator pear (Bahamas); ...

Google previewCRC World Dictionary of Plant Names (1999)

Common Names, Scientific Names, Eponyms, Synonyms, and Etymology by Umberto Quattrocchi

English: pond apple Australia: alligator apple, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of English Names of Plants (1884)

Applied in England and Among English-speaking People to Cultivated and Wild Plants, Trees, and Shrubs by William Miller

Alligator Apple, Marsh Corkwood, Monkey-apple of the West Indies, Shining- leaved Custard-apple reticulata. Bullock's-heart, Netted Custard-apple squamosa .

Google previewMansfeld's Encyclopedia of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops (2001)

(Except Ornamentals) by Peter Hanelt, Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research

Alligator apple, pond apple, monkey apple, cow apple, mangrove anona, corkwood; Fr. anone des marais, cachiman cochon, corossol de la mer; G. Alligatorapfel, Mangroven-Annone; Sp. an6n liso, cayuda, corcho, palo bobo; araticum do ...

Google previewchambers's encyclopedia (1874)

by william and robert

Cuvier adopted it as a scientific ALLIGATOR APPLE.

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Small photo of Pond Apple, Alligator Apple, Monkey Apple (Annona glabra)Small photo of Pond Apple, Alligator Apple, Monkey Apple (Annona glabra)Small photo of Close up of pond apple or Alligator apple trees (Annona glabra) with white lichen on their trunks. These trees are native to the EvergladesSmall photo of Close up of a pond apple or Alligator apple (Annona glabra). These fruits are native to the Everglades and sometimes eaten by alligators More...

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Video shows what alligator apple means. , a tropical fruit tree that grows in swamps.. The fruit of Annona glabra, oblong to spherical and roughly apple-sized.


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