naseberry

[neyz-ber-ee, -buh-ree]

Origin of naseberry

1690–1700; alteration (by folk etymology) of Spanish or Portuguese néspera < Latin mespila medlar
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British Dictionary definitions for naseberry

naseberry

noun plural -berries
  1. another name for sapodilla

Word Origin for naseberry

C17: from Spanish néspera medlar + berry
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