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Meaning of annona family

anno'na fam"ily

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  1. the plant family Annonaceae, characterized by tropical trees and shrubs bearing simple alternate leaves, solitary or clustered dull-colored flowers, and edible fruit, and including the cherimoya, custard apple, and sweetsop.
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