[ suh-poh-tee, -tey ]

  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

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

Words Nearby sapote Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use sapote in a sentence

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

    The Western World | W.H.G. Kingston