Sapotaceae

plural noun Sap·o·ta·ce·ae \ˌsapəˈtāsēˌē\

Definition of Sapotaceae

  1. :  a family of trees or shrubs (order Ebenales) that are widely distributed in tropical regions and have milky juice, coriaceous leaves, and axillary flowers with stamens in two or three whorls borne on the corolla and often in alternation with staminodia and a superior 2-celled to many-celled ovary followed by often edible fleshy fruits

sapotaceous

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of sapotaceae

New Latin, from Sapota (synonym of Achras) + -aceae


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