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  • n. Any of several West Indian trees of the order Sapotaceae, such as Dipholis nigra and species of Sapota and Mimusops. Most of them yield a substance closely resembling gutta-percha.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • The name of several West Indian trees of the order Sapotace√¶, as Dipholis nigra and species of Sapota and Mimusops. Most of them yield a substance closely resembling gutta-percha.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A name given to several sapotaceous trees of the West Indies and tropical America, which furnish hard and heavy timber, and in some species edible fruits.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a tropical hardwood tree yielding balata gum and heavy red timber

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