Sapodilla Sap`o*dil"la, n. [Sp. zapote, sapotillo, zapotillo, Mexican cochit-zapotl. Cf. {Sapota}.] (Bot.) A tall, evergeen, tropical American tree ({Achras Sapota}); also, its edible fruit, the sapodilla plum. [Written also {sapadillo}, {sappadillo}, {sappodilla}, and {zapotilla}.] [1913 Webster]

{Sapodilla plum} (Bot.), the fruit of {Achras Sapota}. It is about the size of an ordinary quince, having a rough, brittle, dull brown rind, the flesh being of a dirty yellowish white color, very soft, and deliciously sweet. Called also {naseberry}. It is eatable only when it begins to be spotted, and is much used in desserts. [1913 Webster]

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  • Naseberry — Nase ber ry, n. [Sp. nispero medlar and naseberry tree, fr. L. mespilus. See {Medlar}.] (Bot.) A tropical fruit. See {Sapodilla}. [Written also {nisberry}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • naseberry — [nāz′ber΄ē] n. pl. naseberries [Sp níspero, medlar tree, néspero, medlar < L mespilus: see MEDLAR] SAPODILLA …   English World dictionary

  • naseberry — paprastasis kulkmedis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Sapotinių šeimos maistinis, medieninis, vaisinis, vaistinis augalas (Manilkara zapota), paplitęs Centrinėje ir Pietų Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Achradelpha mammosa; Achras mammosa;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • naseberry — /nayz ber ee, beuh ree/, n., pl. naseberries. 1. the fruit of the sapodilla, Manilkara zapota. 2. the sapodilla tree. [1690 1700; alter. (by folk etym.) of Sp or Pg néspera < L mespila MEDLAR] * * * …   Universalium

  • naseberry — noun The sapodilla fruit …   Wiktionary

  • naseberry — n. fruit of the sapodilla tree; sapodilla tree …   English contemporary dictionary

  • naseberry — [ neɪzb(ə)ri, bɛri] noun (plural naseberries) the sapodilla tree or its fruit. Origin C17: from Sp. and Port. néspera medlar + berry …   English new terms dictionary

  • naseberry — nase·ber·ry …   English syllables

  • naseberry — /ˈneɪzbɛri/ (say nayzberee) noun (plural naseberries) 1. the fruit of the sapodilla, Manilkara zapota. 2. → sapodilla. {alteration of Spanish néspera medlar, from Latin mespila. See medlar} …   Australian English dictionary

  • naseberry — n. (pl. ies) a sapodilla. Etymology: Sp. & Port. neacutespera medlar f. L (see MEDLAR): assim. to BERRY …   Useful english dictionary

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