a large evergreen tree, Manilkara zapota, of tropical America, bearing an edible fruit and yielding chicle.: Compare sapodilla family.
Also called sapodilla plum . the fruit itself.
- Also called sapota.
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How to use sapodilla in a sentence
Having glanced at a towering sapodilla tree, he noticed that a wild fig vine grew up its side.The Red Lure | Roy J. Snell
The sapodilla is the most esteemed of the order Sapotaceæ, and one of the best of tropical fruits.Origin of Cultivated Plants | Alphonse De Candolle
These are usually Santa Maria, chichem, sapodilla, or some hardwood.The Maya Indians of Southern Yucatan and Northern British Honduras | Thomas William Francis Gann
One was the mamaei, which was about as large as a peach, and the other the sapodilla, fruit of the color of a plum.The Moving Picture Boys at Panama | Victor Appleton
In the hands of some he saw the white gleam of sapodilla axe handles.The Red Lure | Roy J. Snell
British Dictionary definitions for sapodilla
a large tropical American evergreen tree, Achras zapota, the latex of which yields chicle
Also called: sapodilla plum the edible brown rough-skinned fruit of this tree, which has a sweet yellowish pulp
- Also called: naseberry, sapota
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