Sapodilla plum
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 plum — noun tropical fruit with a rough brownish skin and very sweet brownish pulp • Syn: ↑sapodilla, ↑sapota • Hypernyms: ↑edible fruit • Part Holonyms: ↑sapodilla, ↑sapodilla tree, ↑Manil …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 tree — noun large tropical American evergreen yielding chicle gum and edible fruit; sometimes placed in genus Achras • Syn: ↑sapodilla, ↑Manilkara zapota, ↑Achras zapota • Hypernyms: ↑fruit tree • Part Holonyms: ↑Manilkara, ↑ …   Useful english 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 — 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 — sap•o•dil•la [[t]ˌsæp əˈdɪl ə[/t]] n. pl. las 1) pln a large evergreen tree, Achras zapota, of tropical America, bearing an edible fruit: yields chicle 2) pln Also called sap′odil′la plum′. the fruit itself • Etymology: 1690–1700; < Sp… …   From formal English to slang

  • Achras Sapota — 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},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Achras Sapota — 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},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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