[sap-uh-tey-shuh s]


belonging to the Sapotaceae, the sapodilla family of plants.

Origin of sapotaceous

1835–45; < New Latin Sapotace(ae) name of the family (see sapota, -aceae) + -ous Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for sapotaceous



of, relating to, or belonging to the Sapotaceae, a family of leathery-leaved tropical plants: includes the gutta-percha and balata trees, sapodilla, and shea

Word Origin for sapotaceous

C19: from New Latin sapota sapota
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