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sapote

[suh-poh-tee, -tey]
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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.
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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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Historical Examples

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

    The Western World

    W.H.G. Kingston