American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as zapote, which see.
- 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
- Nahuatl tzapotl (Wiktionary)
- Spanish zapota, from Nahuatl tzapotl. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Native to central Mexico, the white sapote is more elongated than the other sapotes, shaped more like a pear, with green skin and white to yellowish white, sweet creamy pulp.”
“The white sapote is more elongated than the other sapotes, with green skin and white to yellowish white, sweet creamy pulp.”
The white sapote is more elongated than the other sapotes, with green skin and white to yellowish white, sweet creamy pulp. El zapote blanco es más alargado que el otro tipo de zapote, con piel verde y una pulpa blanca o blanco amarillosa, dulce y cremosa.
“He is a tobacco seller door-to-door and his wife, Mrs. Lai Heng Lort, is a brown 'sapote' (fruit) seller and besides this, she is a pig breeder as well.”
“She grows black sapote, a dark fruit with soft pulp that can be eaten like chocolate pudding.”
“The forests here were also carefully managed in other ways, Oyuela-Caycedo believes, with the Indians planting semi-domesticated trees that bore all manner of fruit, such as macambo, sapote and jungle avocados.”
“So Mr. Kim helped five of his best urban farmers get licensed, and now they provide him with a bounty including blood oranges, heirloom Italian chicory and a fruit called black sapote.”
“By combining chocolate with herbs, flowers, honey, chilies, and sapote pits, they created flavors and effects that made even our modern uses for chocolate pale in comparison.”
“The sapote (or other tropical hardwood) that was added as an outside beam will probably outlast the concrete. hopalog”
“In my 100 year old house I have fir, cedro and sapote.”
“Zapote Negro: black sapote or chocolate pudding fruit (Diospyros digyna)”
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"Spanish náhuatl, from Nahuatl, that which pleases the ear, from nahua-, audible, intelligent, clear."
- etymology from The American Heritage Dictionary
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