Origin of sapota
1550–60; < New Latin < Mexican Spanish zapote sapodilla < Nahuatl tzapotl
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Examples from the Web for sapota
One of the largest trees in Yucatan is the sapota (Achras sapota).
Hold the branch of that sapota sapling fast, for the fall is sheer!
They like the sapota because it produces a fruit of which they are passionately fond.
That which has attracted your attention—the Sapota achras—is especially well known.Adventures of a Young Naturalist
The highest is the sapota, from which the gummy sap chicle—basis of all American chewing-gums—is obtained.
- (in tropical America) any of various different fruits
- another name for sapodilla
C16: from Spanish zapote, from Nahuatl tsapotl; see sapodilla