- a tropical American evergreen tree (Achras zapota) of the sapodilla family, yielding chicle and having a brown, rough-skinned fruit with a sweet, yellowish pulp
- the fruit
Origin of sapodillaSpanish zapotillo, diminutive of zapote from Nahuatl tzapotl
designating a large family (Sapotaceae, order Ebenales) of dicotyledonous, tropical trees and shrubs with a milky juice and sometimes edible fruits, including the balata, buckthorn, and marmalade tree
- An evergreen tree (Manilkara zapota) of Mexico and Central America, having latex that yields chicle and edible fruit with sweet yellow-brown flesh.
- The fruit of this plant.
Origin of sapodillaSpanish zapotillo diminutive of zapote sapodilla fruit from Nahuatl tzapotl
- Manilkara zapota, a long-lived, evergreen tree native to the New World tropics.
- The fruit from the sapodilla tree. The fruit is 4-8 cm in diameter, has a fuzzy brown skin with earthy brown flesh.
From Nahuatl tzapocuahuitl