sappadillo
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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  • 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

  • naseberry — 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

  • sapadillo — 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

  • 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 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},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sappodilla — 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

  • zapotilla — 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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