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sap·o·dil·la

 (săp′ə-dĭl′ə, -dē′yə)
n.
1. An evergreen tree (Manilkara zapota) of Mexico and Central America, having latex that yields chicle and edible fruit with sweet yellow-brown flesh.
2. The fruit of this plant.

[Spanish zapotillo, diminutive of zapote, sapodilla fruit, from Nahuatl tzapotl.]

sapodilla

(ˌsæpəˈdɪlə)
n
1. (Plants) a large tropical American evergreen tree, Achras zapota, the latex of which yields chicle
2. (Plants) Also called: sapodilla plum the edible brown rough-skinned fruit of this tree, which has a sweet yellowish pulp
Also called: naseberry or sapota
[C17: from Spanish zapotillo, diminutive of zapote sapodilla fruit, from Nahuatl tsapotl]

sap•o•dil•la

(ˌsæp əˈdɪl ə)

n., pl. -las.
1. a large evergreen tree, Achras zapota, of tropical America, bearing an edible fruit: yields chicle.
2. Also called sap′odil′la plum′. the fruit itself.
[1690–1700; < Sp zapotillo=zapot(e) < Nahuatl tzapotl + -illo diminutive suffix]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sapodilla - large tropical American evergreen yielding chicle gum and edible fruitsapodilla - large tropical American evergreen yielding chicle gum and edible fruit; sometimes placed in genus Achras
sapodilla plum, sapota, sapodilla - tropical fruit with a rough brownish skin and very sweet brownish pulp
fruit tree - tree bearing edible fruit
genus Manilkara, Manilkara - genus of large evergreen trees with milky latex; pantropical
2.sapodilla - tropical fruit with a rough brownish skin and very sweet brownish pulpsapodilla - tropical fruit with a rough brownish skin and very sweet brownish pulp
edible fruit - edible reproductive body of a seed plant especially one having sweet flesh
Achras zapota, Manilkara zapota, sapodilla, sapodilla tree - large tropical American evergreen yielding chicle gum and edible fruit; sometimes placed in genus Achras
Translations
sapotier
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The fruit itself, called sapote, or more properly sapodilla, has a fuzzy brown skin covering a yellow custard-like flesh that tastes of caramel and malt.
The ancient Greeks chewed mastiche (gum from the resin of the mastic tree), while the Mayans chewed chicle (sap from the sapodilla tree) and the North American Indians chewed the sap from spruce trees, passing the habit on to the settlers.
As they ascended in years they sought younger and younger women, and just as poor, to the extent that in the case of Juan, my eldest uncle, his last lover, a girl with eyes the color of sapodilla who looked at me with crisp interest the only time he brought me to visit her, the relationship seemed more like mutual revenge: hers, against poverty; his, against old age.
The first three temples, built before AD 741, used only large, straight logs of the sapodilla tree - a particularly strong wood that is nevertheless easy to carve with ceremonial inscriptions.