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sapodilla

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noun sap·o·dil·la \ˌsa-pə-ˈdi-lə, -ˈdē-yə\

Definition of sapodilla

  1. :  a tropical American evergreen tree (Manilkara zapota syn. Achras zapota of the family Sapotaceae, the sapodilla family) with hard reddish wood, a latex that yields chicle, and a rough-skinned brownish fruit with sweet flesh; also :  its fruit



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Origin of sapodilla

Spanish zapotillo, diminutive of zapote sapodilla fruit, from Nahuatl tzapotl


First Known Use: 1697


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