from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An evergreen tree (Manilkara zapota) of Mexico and Central America, having latex that yields chicle and edible fruit with sweet yellow-brown flesh.
- n. The fruit of this plant.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Manilkara zapota; a long-lived, evergreen tree native to the New World tropics. It is also known as Chickoo (also spelled "Chiku") in South Asia.
- n. The fruit from the sapodilla tree. The fruit is 4-8 cm in diameter, has a fuzzy brown skin with earthy brown flesh.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A tall, evergeen, tropical American tree (Achras Sapota); also, its edible fruit, the sapodilla plum.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A large tree, Achras Sapota, native in tropical America, cultivated there and in other tropical regions for its fruit, the sapodilla or sapodilla-plum.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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
Spanish zapotillo, diminutive of zapote, sapodilla fruit, from Nahuatl tzapotl.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Nahuatl tzapocuahuitl. (Wiktionary)