- 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.
- the fruit of this tree.
Origin of sapote
From American Spanish, dating back to 1550–60; see origin at sapota
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Historical Examples of sapote
It is remarkable that the lintels of the doorways are of wood, known as Sapote wood.The Western World