zuurzak

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The zuurzak (soursop) fruit

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Etymology[edit]

Popular etymology, apparently from zuur (sour, acidous) +‎ zak (sack), in fact from two mismatched Dravidian words.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈzyrzɑk/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: zuur‧zak

Noun[edit]

zuurzak m (plural zuurzakken, diminutive zuurzakje n)

  1. (botany) The East Indian tree species Artocarpus integrifolius (soursop)
  2. (botany) The South American tree species Annona muricata (custard apple)
  3. The apple-shaped fruit of either above tropical tree

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