plural noun
Sap·​o·​ta·​ce·​ae | \ ˌsapəˈtāsēˌē \

Definition of Sapotaceae

: a family of trees or shrubs (order Ebenales) that are widely distributed in tropical regions and have milky juice, coriaceous leaves, and axillary flowers with stamens in two or three whorls borne on the corolla and often in alternation with staminodia and a superior 2-celled to many-celled ovary followed by often edible fleshy fruits

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Other Words from Sapotaceae

sapotaceous \ ¦⸗⸗¦tāshəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Sapotaceae

New Latin, from Sapota (synonym of Achras) + -aceae

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“Sapotaceae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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