canistel

can·is·tel (kănʹĭ-stĕl') n. In both senses also called eggfruit.
1. A tree (Pouteria campechiana), native to Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean and having very sweet oval fruit with a musky odor.
2. The fruit of this tree.
  [American Spanish, from dialectal variant of Spanish canastillo, small basket, from Latin canistellum, diminutive of canistrum, basket. See canister.]

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tree
also called  eggfruit 

      (Pouteria campechiana), small tree of the sapodilla family (Sapotaceae), native to northern South America and cultivated in other tropical regions. It grows 3–7.5 metres (10–25 feet) tall and has spreading branches, alternate leathery leaves, and small white flowers. The canistel fruit is oval in shape, 5–10 cm (2–4 inches) long, and orange-yellow in colour. Its edible orange flesh is sweet.

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  • canistel — n. 1. a tropical tree of Florida and West Indies ({Pouteria campechiana nervosa}) yielding edible fruit. Syn: canistel tree. [WordNet 1.5] 2. an ovoid orange yellow mealy sweet fruit of Florida and West Indies. Syn: eggfruit. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • canistel — (Cuba; Pouteria caimito) m. Árbol sapotáceo del grupo «sapote», de fruto comestible semejante al mango. ⇒ *Planta. * * * canistel. m. Cuba. Árbol de la familia de las Sapotáceas, con tallo recto y escasa copa, hojas lanceoladas y fruto pulposo… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • canistel — 1. m. Cuba. Árbol de la familia de las Sapotáceas, con tallo recto y escasa copa, hojas lanceoladas y fruto pulposo muy dulce, de color amarillo anaranjado, oblongo y arrugado por una de sus puntas. 2. Cuba Fruto de este árbol …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • canistel — noun 1. tropical tree of Florida and West Indies yielding edible fruit • Syn: ↑canistel tree, ↑Pouteria campechiana nervosa • Hypernyms: ↑fruit tree • Member Holonyms: ↑Pouteria, ↑genus Pouteria …   Useful english dictionary

  • canistel — /ˈkænəstɛl/ (say kanuhstel) noun the fruit of the canistel tree, Pouteria campechiana, native to South America, being ovoid in shape and pale yellow when ripe; honey sapote; yellow sapote; egg fruit …   Australian English dictionary

  • canistel — siauralapis sargetis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Sapotinių šeimos medieninis, vaisinis augalas (Pouteria campechiana), paplitęs Meksikoje ir Pietų Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Lucuma campechiana; Lucuma nervosa; Lucuma rivicoa var.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • canistel — noun a) Any of several tropical trees, of the genus Pouteria, from Central America and the Caribbean, that bears a sweet oval fruit b) The fruit of these trees, having a musky odour …   Wiktionary

  • canistel — can·is·tel …   English syllables

  • canistel tree — noun tropical tree of Florida and West Indies yielding edible fruit • Syn: ↑canistel, ↑Pouteria campechiana nervosa • Hypernyms: ↑fruit tree • Member Holonyms: ↑Pouteria, ↑genus Pouteria …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pouteria campechiana — Canistel Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae (unranked): Angiosperms …   Wikipedia

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