plural -s
: a tropical American tree (Annona diversifolia) grown in the southern U.S. that has a whitish fruit with pinkish tinge
: the fruit of the ilama

Word History


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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“Ilama.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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