cochil sapota

noun co·chil sa·po·ta \kōˈchēlsəˈpōtə\

Definition of cochil sapota

  1. 1 :  a large Mexican tree (Casimiroa edulis) with fruit about the size of a large apple and resembling the peach in flavor

  2. 2 :  the fruit of the cochil sapota

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Origin and Etymology of cochil sapota

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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