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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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