Sapotaceous
Sapotaceous Sap`o*ta"ceous, a. (Bot.) Of or pertaining to a natural order ({Sapotace[ae]}) of (mostly tropical) trees and shrubs, including the star apple, the Lucuma, or natural marmalade tree, the gutta-percha tree ({Isonandra}), and the India mahwa, as well as the sapodilla, or sapota, after which the order is named. [1913 Webster]

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  • sapotaceous — adjective see sapotaceae * * * /sap euh tay sheuhs/, adj. belonging to the Sapotaceae, the sapodilla family of plants. Cf. sapodilla family. [1835 45; < NL Sapotace(ae) name of the family (see SAPOTA, ACEAE) + OUS] * * * sapotāˈceous adjective …   Useful english dictionary

  • sapotaceous — /sap euh tay sheuhs/, adj. belonging to the Sapotaceae, the sapodilla family of plants. Cf. sapodilla family. [1835 45; < NL Sapotace(ae) name of the family (see SAPOTA, ACEAE) + OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • sapotaceous — sap·o·ta·ceous …   English syllables

  • sapotaceous — /sæpəˈteɪʃəs/ (say sapuh tayshuhs) adjective belonging to the Sapotaceae, or sapodilla family of plants …   Australian English dictionary

  • also its milky juice — Balata Bal a*ta, n. [Sp., prob. fr. native name.] 1. A West Indian sapotaceous tree ({Bumelia retusa}). [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. The bully tree ({Minusops globosa}); also, its milky juice ({); also, its milky juice (}), which when dried… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Balata — Bal a*ta, n. [Sp., prob. fr. native name.] 1. A West Indian sapotaceous tree ({Bumelia retusa}). [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. The bully tree ({Minusops globosa}); also, its milky juice ({); also, its milky juice (}), which when dried constitutes an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bassia butyracea — Mahwa tree Mah wa tree (Bot.) An East Indian sapotaceous tree ({Bassia latifolia}, and also {Bassia butyracea}), whose timber is used for wagon wheels, and the flowers for food and in preparing an intoxicating drink. It is one of the butter trees …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bassia latifolia — Mahwa tree Mah wa tree (Bot.) An East Indian sapotaceous tree ({Bassia latifolia}, and also {Bassia butyracea}), whose timber is used for wagon wheels, and the flowers for food and in preparing an intoxicating drink. It is one of the butter trees …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bassia Parkii — Shea tree She a tree (Bot.) An African sapotaceous tree ({Bassia Parkii} syn. {Butyrospermum Parkii}), from the seeds of which a substance resembling butter is obtained; the African butter tree. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bumelia retusa — Balata Bal a*ta, n. [Sp., prob. fr. native name.] 1. A West Indian sapotaceous tree ({Bumelia retusa}). [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. The bully tree ({Minusops globosa}); also, its milky juice ({); also, its milky juice (}), which when dried… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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