sapote

[ suh-poh-tee, -tey ]

noun
  1. Also called marmalade tree . a tree, Pouteria sapota, of the sapodilla family, native to Mexico and Central America, having large leaves and sweet, edible fruit.

  2. the fruit of this tree.

Origin of sapote

1
First recorded in 1550–60; from Latin American Spanish (Colombia, Panama); see origin at sapota

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How to use sapote in a sentence

  • It is remarkable that the lintels of the doorways are of wood, known as sapote wood.

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