Definitions for: Sapodilla


[n] tropical fruit with a rough brownish skin and very sweet brownish pulp
[n] large tropical American evergreen yielding chicle gum and edible fruit; sometimes placed in genus Achras



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.]

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.

Synonyms: Achras zapota, Manilkara zapota, sapodilla plum, sapodilla tree, sapota

See Also: Achras zapota, edible fruit, fruit tree, genus Manilkara, Manilkara, Manilkara zapota, sapodilla, sapodilla, sapodilla plum, sapodilla tree, sapota

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