sapodilla

noun
sap·​o·​dil·​la | \ ˌsa-pə-ˈdi-lə How to pronounce sapodilla (audio) , -ˈdē-yə\

Definition of sapodilla

: a tropical American evergreen tree (Manilkara zapota synonym Achras zapota of the family Sapotaceae, the sapodilla family) with hard reddish wood, a latex that yields chicle, and a rough-skinned brownish fruit with sweet flesh also : its fruit

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First Known Use of sapodilla

1697, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sapodilla

Spanish zapotillo, diminutive of zapote sapodilla fruit, from Nahuatl tzapotl

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