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sapota

[suh-poh-tuh] /səˈpoʊ tə/
noun
1.
2.
Origin of sapota
1550-1560
1550-60; < New Latin < Mexican Spanish zapote sapodilla < Nahuatl tzapotl
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Historical Examples
  • One of the largest trees in Yucatan is the sapota (Achras sapota).

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  • Hold the branch of that sapota sapling fast, for the fall is sheer!

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  • They like the sapota because it produces a fruit of which they are passionately fond.

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  • That which has attracted your attention—the sapota achras—is especially well known.

  • The highest is the sapota, from which the gummy sap chicle—basis of all American chewing-gums—is obtained.

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  • The door lintels are sapota beams, which are to-day still in their places, as they were when Stephens visited the city in 1842.

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  • The lintels of the doors are almost invariably formed of the wood of the Central American sapota tree (Achras sapota).

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  • The sapota, or sapodtilla, is less characterized by stoniness, and one soon learns to like it.

British Dictionary definitions for sapota

sapota

/səˈpəʊtə/
noun
1.
(in tropical America) any of various different fruits
2.
another name for sapodilla
Word Origin
C16: from Spanish zapote, from Nahuatl tsapotl; see sapodilla
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