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sapote

[ suh-poh-tee, -tey ]
/ səˈpoʊ ti, -teɪ /
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noun

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.

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Also sapota.
Also called mammee, marmalade plum.

Origin of sapote

From American Spanish, dating back to 1550–60; see origin at sapota
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Example sentences from the Web for sapote

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

    The Western World|W.H.G. Kingston
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