Annona



any of various trees and shrubs of the genus Annona, native to tropical America, and grown for their edible fruits.
Historical Examples

Sugar Apple, annona squamosa, another genus of the polygynia order, polyandria class.
Antigua and the Antiguans, Volume II (of 2) Anonymous

Rationalii, persons charged with distribution of the annona, 114.
The Letters of Cassiodorus Cassiodorus (AKA Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus Senator)

One bad result of the annona was that it encouraged a special and ruinous form of charitable munificence.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 8 Various

The sportula was a form of charity corresponding to the annona civica.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 8 Various

The almsgiving of the church by degrees took the place of annona and sportula, and it may have created pauperism.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 8 Various

But the annona civica was an endowed charity, affecting not a single family, but the whole population.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 8 Various

On charitable relief, as we shall see, the annona has had a long-continued and fatal influence.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 8 Various

Early in its history the annona civica attracted many to Rome in the hope of living there without working.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 8 Various

You have to prepare the annona of the sacred City, and to feed the whole people as at one board.
The Letters of Cassiodorus Cassiodorus (AKA Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus Senator)

Then, in the main, natural social forces would come into play, and dependence on any form of annona civica would cease.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 8 Various

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    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.

  • Annonaceous

    belonging to the plant family Annonaceae.



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