alligator apple

plant
 fruit tree of tropical America valued for its roots. See custard apple.

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  • Alligator apple — Alligator Al li*ga tor, n. [Sp. el lagarto the lizard (el lagarto de Indias, the cayman or American crocodile), fr. L. lacertus, lacerta, lizard. See {Lizard}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A large carnivorous reptile of the Crocodile family, peculiar to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • alligator apple — noun Etymology: so called from the gnarled appearance of the fruits and its growth in the habitat of alligators : pond apple * * * alligator apple noun A fruit and tree of the custard apple genus • • • Main Entry: ↑alligator …   Useful english dictionary

  • alligator-apple — plikoji anona statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Anoninių šeimos vaistinis augalas (Annona glabra), paplitęs Afrikoje ir Pietų Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Annona glabra angl. alligator apple; pond apple vok. Wasserapfel pranc. annone des… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • alligator apple — noun a) Annona glabra, a tropical fruit tree that grows in swamps. b) The fruit of Annona glabra, oblong to spherical and roughly apple sized …   Wiktionary

  • Alligator apple — Annona (E) …   EthnoBotanical Dictionary

  • Alligator — Al li*ga tor, n. [Sp. el lagarto the lizard (el lagarto de Indias, the cayman or American crocodile), fr. L. lacertus, lacerta, lizard. See {Lizard}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A large carnivorous reptile of the Crocodile family, peculiar to America. It has… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Alligator fish — Alligator Al li*ga tor, n. [Sp. el lagarto the lizard (el lagarto de Indias, the cayman or American crocodile), fr. L. lacertus, lacerta, lizard. See {Lizard}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A large carnivorous reptile of the Crocodile family, peculiar to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Alligator gar — Alligator Al li*ga tor, n. [Sp. el lagarto the lizard (el lagarto de Indias, the cayman or American crocodile), fr. L. lacertus, lacerta, lizard. See {Lizard}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A large carnivorous reptile of the Crocodile family, peculiar to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Alligator pear — Alligator Al li*ga tor, n. [Sp. el lagarto the lizard (el lagarto de Indias, the cayman or American crocodile), fr. L. lacertus, lacerta, lizard. See {Lizard}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A large carnivorous reptile of the Crocodile family, peculiar to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • alligator press — Alligator Al li*ga tor, n. [Sp. el lagarto the lizard (el lagarto de Indias, the cayman or American crocodile), fr. L. lacertus, lacerta, lizard. See {Lizard}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A large carnivorous reptile of the Crocodile family, peculiar to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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