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.
Also sapota.

Origin of sapote

From American Spanish, dating back to 1550–60; see origin at sapota
Also called mammee, marmalade plum.
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Examples from the Web for sapote

Historical Examples of sapote

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

    The Western World

    W.H.G. Kingston