Sapodilla meaning

săpə-dĭlə, -dēyə
An evergreen tree (Manilkara zapota) of Mexico and Central America, having latex that yields chicle and edible fruit with sweet yellow-brown flesh.
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The fruit of this plant.
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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.
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The fruit.
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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.
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Manilkara zapota, a long-lived, evergreen tree native to the New World tropics.
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The fruit from the sapodilla tree. The fruit is 4-8 cm in diameter, has a fuzzy brown skin with earthy brown flesh.
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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

    From Wiktionary