[ sap-uh-dil-uh ]
/ ˌsæp əˈdɪl ə /


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.

Origin of sapodilla

1690–1700; < Spanish zapotillo, equivalent to zapot(e) sapota + -illo diminutive suffix
Also called sapota. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for sapodilla


/ (ˌsæpəˈdɪlə) /


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

Word Origin for sapodilla

C17: from Spanish zapotillo, diminutive of zapote sapodilla fruit, from Nahuatl tsapotl
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