cochil sapota


co·​chil sa·​po·​ta
: a large Mexican tree (Casimiroa edulis) with fruit about the size of a large apple and resembling the peach in flavor
: the fruit of the cochil sapota

Word History


Spanish cochilzapote, from Nahuatl cochiztzapotl, from cochitl sleep + tzapotl sapote; from the belief that eating the fruit would put one to sleep

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“Cochil sapota.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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