ilama

noun
ila·​ma | \ ə̇ˈlämə \
plural -s

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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History and Etymology for 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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“Ilama.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ilama. Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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