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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  • sapodilla — [sap΄ə dil′ə] n. [Sp zapotillo, dim. of zapote < Nahuatl tzapoλ] 1. a tropical American evergreen tree (Achras zapota) of the sapodilla family, yielding chicle and having a brown, rough skinned fruit with a sweet, yellowish pulp 2. the fruit… …   English World dictionary

  • Sapodilla — Taxobox name = Sapodilla image width = 240px image caption = Sapodilla tree regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Ericales familia = Sapotaceae genus = Manilkara species = M. zapota binomial = Manilkara achras… …   Wikipedia

  • sapodilla — /sap euh dil euh/, n. 1. a large evergreen tree, Manilkara zapota, of tropical America, bearing an edible fruit and yielding chicle. Cf. sapodilla family. 2. Also called sapodilla plum. the fruit itself. Also called sapota. [1690 1700; < Sp… …   Universalium

  • sapodilla — noun Etymology: Spanish zapotillo, diminutive of zapote sapodilla fruit, from Nahuatl tzapotl Date: 1697 a tropical American evergreen tree (Manilkara zapota syn. Achras zapota of the family Sapotaceae, the sapodilla family) with hard reddish… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sapodilla — [ˌsapə dɪlə] noun 1》 a large evergreen tropical American tree which has hard durable wood and yields chicle. [Manilkara zapota.] 2》 (also sapodilla plum) the sweet brownish bristly fruit of the sapodilla. Origin C17: from Sp. zapotillo, dimin. of …   English new terms dictionary

  • sapodilla — /sæpəˈdɪlə/ (say sapuh diluh) noun 1. a large evergreen tree, Manilkara zapota, of tropical America, bearing an edible fruit (sapodilla plum) and yielding chicle; chiku. 2. the fruit. {Spanish zapotillo, diminutive of zapote sapodilla fruit, from …   Australian English dictionary

  • sapodilla — noun a) Manilkara zapota; a long lived, evergreen tree native to the New World tropics. It is also known as Chickoo (also spelled Chiku ) in South Asia. b) The fruit from the sapodilla tree. The fruit is 4 8 cm in diameter, has a fuzzy brown skin …   Wiktionary

  • sapodilla — 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)

  • sapodilla — n. a large evergreen tropical American tree, Manilkara zapota, with edible fruit and durable wood, and sap from which chicle is obtained. Phrases and idioms: sapodilla plum the fruit of this tree. Etymology: Sp. zapotillo dimin. of zapote f.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sapodilla — Achras (E); Manilkara (E) …   EthnoBotanical Dictionary

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