Definition of ilama
1 : a tropical American tree (Annona diversifolia) grown in the southern U.S. that has a whitish fruit with pinkish tinge
2 : the fruit of the ilama
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Origin and Etymology of ilama
Mexican Spanish, from Nahuatl ilamatzapotl, from ilamatl old woman + tzapotl sapodilla; from the fancied resemblance of the fruit to an old woman's head
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