- 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: Sp zapotillo, dim. of zapote < Nahuatl tzapoλ
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noun In both senses also called naseberry.
- 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: Spanish zapotillo, diminutive of zapote, sapodilla fruit, from Nahuatl tzapotl.