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annona (plural annonas)

  1. Custard apple (Annona)
    • 1842, Lady Maria Callcott, A Scripture Herbal, page 21:
      The annona is called custard apple
    • 1989, National Research Council (U.S.). Advisory Committee on Technology Innovation, Lost Crops of the Incas: Little-known Plants of the Andes with Promise for Worldwide Cultivation:
      This evergreen tree is the most tropical of the annonas.
    • 2004, Niir Board, Cultivation of Fruits, Vegetables and Floriculture, page 29:
      The edible annonas have important features which are given in Table 1.



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From Latin annōna.


annona f (plural annone)

  1. ration



From annus (year).



annōna f (genitive annōnae); first declension

  1. yearly produce, yearly income, annual output
  2. corn, grain; means of subsistence
  3. (metonymically) price of grain, or of some other food
  4. (figuratively) the prices, the market
  5. (military) provisions, supplies, rations


First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative annōna annōnae
Genitive annōnae annōnārum
Dative annōnae annōnīs
Accusative annōnam annōnās
Ablative annōnā annōnīs
Vocative annōna annōnae

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  • annona in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • annona in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • annona in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • annona in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • want of corn; scarcity in the corn-market: difficultas annonae (Imp. Pomp. 15. 44)
    • the price of corn is going up: annona ingravescit, crescit
    • the price of corn is going down: annona laxatur, levatur, vilior fit
    • dearth of corn; high prices: caritas annonae (opp. vilitas), also simply annona
    • corn had gone up to 50 denarii the bushel: ad denarios L in singulos modios annona pervenerat
    • corn is dear: annona cara est
    • when corn is as dear as it is: hac annona (Plaut. Trin. 2. 4. 83)
  • annona in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • annona in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin