- belonging to the Sapotaceae, the sapodilla family of plants.
Compare sapodilla family.
Origin of sapotaceous
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Historical Examples of sapotaceous
This sapotaceous plant attains a great size in Guiana and affords a dense, close-grained, valuable timber.
- 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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