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.
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.
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.
Manilkara zapota, a long-lived, evergreen tree native to the New World tropics.
Origin of sapodilla
- Spanish zapotillo diminutive of zapote sapodilla fruit from Nahuatl tzapotl
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Nahuatl tzapocuahuitl