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
Origin and Etymology of sapodilla
Spanish zapotillo, diminutive of zapote sapodilla fruit, from Nahuatl tzapotl
First Known Use: 1697
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