sapotaceous

[ sap-uh-tey-shuh s ]
/ ˌsæp əˈteɪ ʃəs /
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adjective

belonging to the Sapotaceae, the sapodilla family of plants.

Nearby words

  1. sapor,
  2. saporific,
  3. saporosity,
  4. saporous,
  5. sapota,
  6. sapote,
  7. sappanwood,
  8. sapper,
  9. sapphic,
  10. sapphic ode


Origin of sapotaceous

1835–45; < New Latin Sapotace(ae) name of the family (see sapota, -aceae) + -ous

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British Dictionary definitions for sapotaceous

sapotaceous

/ (ˌsæpəˈteɪʃəs) /

adjective

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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