sapodilla

noun sap·o·dil·la \ ˌsa-pə-ˈdi-lə , -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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Origin and Etymology of sapodilla

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


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