sa·​po·​te | \ sə-ˈpō-tē \

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

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Mangoes, longans, governor’s plum, avocados, sapotes and citrus appeared on the decades-old trees in the gardens, according to Miami Herald reports at the time. Elizabeth Koh, miamiherald, "Obituary: Larry Schokman dies at 82 | Miami Herald," 28 Oct. 2017

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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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