sapote

noun
sa·​po·​te | \ sə-ˈpō-tē How to pronounce sapote (audio) \

Definition of sapote

: any of several roundish or ovoid sweet soft-fleshed fruits of Mexican and Central American trees: such as
a : the green- or yellow-skinned fruit of a tree (Casimiroa edulis) of the rue family with white or yellow flesh
b : the green-skinned fruit of a persimmon (Diospyros digyna) with brown or blackish flesh
c : the coarse brown-skinned fruit of a tree (Pouteria sapota synonym Calocarpum sapota) of the sapodilla family with orange or reddish flesh

Examples of sapote in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Do not bring fruit or cuttings (scions) from any citrus or citrus relatives such as finger limes, Buddha’s hand, curry leaf or sapote to avoid transmission of huanglongbing (citrus greening disease) spread by the Asian citrus psyllid. Los Angeles Times, "Garden Calendar: It’s time for moonlight gardens and showy orchids," 31 Jan. 2020 Do not bring fruit or cuttings (scions) from any citrus or citrus relatives such as finger limes, Buddha’s hand, curry leaf or sapote to avoid transmission of huanglongbing (citrus greening disease) spread by the Asian citrus psyllid. Los Angeles Times, "Garden Calendar: It’s time for moonlight gardens and showy orchids," 31 Jan. 2020 Do not bring fruit or cuttings (scions) from any citrus or citrus relatives such as finger limes, Buddha’s hand, curry leaf or sapote to avoid transmission of huanglongbing (citrus greening disease) spread by the Asian citrus psyllid. Los Angeles Times, "Garden Calendar: It’s time for moonlight gardens and showy orchids," 31 Jan. 2020 Do not bring fruit or cuttings (scions) from any citrus or citrus relatives such as finger limes, Buddha’s hand, curry leaf or sapote to avoid transmission of huanglongbing (citrus greening disease) spread by the Asian citrus psyllid. Los Angeles Times, "Garden Calendar: It’s time for moonlight gardens and showy orchids," 31 Jan. 2020 Do not bring fruit or cuttings (scions) from any citrus or citrus relatives such as finger limes, Buddha’s hand, curry leaf or sapote to avoid transmission of huanglongbing (citrus greening disease) spread by the Asian citrus psyllid. Los Angeles Times, "Garden Calendar: It’s time for moonlight gardens and showy orchids," 31 Jan. 2020 Do not bring fruit or cuttings (scions) from any citrus or citrus relatives such as finger limes, Buddha’s hand, curry leaf or sapote to avoid transmission of huanglongbing (citrus greening disease) spread by the Asian citrus psyllid. Los Angeles Times, "Garden Calendar: It’s time for moonlight gardens and showy orchids," 31 Jan. 2020 Do not bring fruit or cuttings (scions) from any citrus or citrus relatives such as finger limes, Buddha’s hand, curry leaf or sapote to avoid transmission of huanglongbing (citrus greening disease) spread by the Asian citrus psyllid. Los Angeles Times, "Garden Calendar: It’s time for moonlight gardens and showy orchids," 31 Jan. 2020 Do not bring fruit or cuttings (scions) from any citrus or citrus relatives such as finger limes, Buddha’s hand, curry leaf or sapote to avoid transmission of huanglongbing (citrus greening disease) spread by the Asian citrus psyllid. Los Angeles Times, "Garden Calendar: It’s time for moonlight gardens and showy orchids," 31 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of sapote

1572, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sapote

Spanish zapote sapodilla fruit

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“Sapote.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sapote. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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