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sapota

[suh-poh-tuh]
noun
  1. sapote.
  2. sapodilla.
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Origin of sapota

1550–60; < New Latin < Mexican Spanish zapote sapodilla < Nahuatl tzapotl
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Examples from the Web for sapota

Historical Examples

  • One of the largest trees in Yucatan is the sapota (Achras sapota).

    The American Egypt

    Channing Arnold

  • Hold the branch of that sapota sapling fast, for the fall is sheer!

    The American Egypt

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  • They like the sapota because it produces a fruit of which they are passionately fond.

    The American Egypt

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  • That which has attracted your attention—the Sapota achras—is especially well known.

  • The highest is the sapota, from which the gummy sap chicle—basis of all American chewing-gums—is obtained.

    The American Egypt

    Channing Arnold


British Dictionary definitions for sapota

sapota

noun
  1. (in tropical America) any of various different fruits
  2. another name for sapodilla
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Word Origin

C16: from Spanish zapote, from Nahuatl tsapotl; see sapodilla
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