[ neyz-ber-ee, -buh-ree ]
/ ˈneɪzˌbɛr i, -bə ri /
noun, plural nase·ber·ries.
the fruit of the sapodilla, Manilkara zapota.
the sapodilla tree.
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Origin of naseberry
1690–1700; alteration (by folk etymology) of Spanish or Portuguese néspera < Latin mespila medlar
Words nearby naseberry
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British Dictionary definitions for naseberry
/ (ˈneɪzˌbɛrɪ) /
noun plural -berries
another name for sapodilla
Word Origin for naseberry
C17: from Spanish néspera medlar + berry
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