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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A Mexican and Central American tree (Poulteria sapota) having edible brown oval fruit with very sweet reddish flesh.
  • n. The fruit of this tree.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The soft, edible fruit of various unrelated South American trees, including the sapodilla.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as zapote, which see.

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

  • n. brown oval fruit flesh makes excellent sherbet
  • n. tropical American tree having wood like mahogany and sweet edible egg-shaped fruit; in some classifications placed in the genus Calocarpum

Etymologies

Spanish zapota, from Nahuatl tzapotl.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Nahuatl tzapotl (Wiktionary)

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