naseberry

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

noun,plural nase·ber·ries.
  1. the fruit of the sapodilla, Manilkara zapota.

  2. the sapodilla tree.

Origin of naseberry

1
1690–1700; alteration (by folk etymology) of Spanish or Portuguese néspera<Latin mespilamedlar

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British Dictionary definitions for naseberry

naseberry

/ (ˈneɪzˌbɛrɪ) /


nounplural -berries
  1. another name for sapodilla

Origin of naseberry

1
C17: from Spanish néspera medlar + berry

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