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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.

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
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “annona”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • annona in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français [Illustrated Latin-French Dictionary], 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