I have a vague recollection that this is called some kind of "apple" as a nickname. But I just couldn't retrieve the exact name from memory.

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  • Where is this? It looks like what we call a crab apple in TX.
    – Philip
    Commented Nov 2, 2015 at 5:54
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    @Philip, it's not crab apple. Also I am quite taken aback by your claim that Texans call this crab apples. Crab apples for me refers to "wild apples" as versus to cultivated apple cultivars.
    – qazwsx
    Commented Nov 2, 2015 at 6:23
  • @qazwsx Hmm looks like you're right. Either my memory is faulty or whoever told me that when I was a child had no idea what they're talking about.
    – Philip
    Commented Nov 2, 2015 at 6:43

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Osage orange Maclura pomifera, a.k.a hedge-apple. a.k.a. Bois d'arc and further mangled to bodark. The latter set of names have to do with the wood's suitability for archery bows.

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    Also you don't eat these
    – Escoce
    Commented Nov 1, 2015 at 0:17
  • Growing up we called the fruit 'monkey balls' and kept them in our homes to discourage insects and spiders. Wikipedia says they aren't effective but I still believe.
    – MackM
    Commented Sep 19, 2019 at 15:18

In Brazil there's a fruit called "Jaca", Artocarpus heterophyllus. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackfruit

  • Oh, it's not it. I've seen and ate jackfruit.
    – qazwsx
    Commented Nov 1, 2015 at 17:59

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