cochil sapota

co·​chil sa·​po·​ta | \ kōˈchēlsəˈpōtə \

Definition of cochil sapota

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

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History and Etymology for 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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“Cochil sapota.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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