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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of plants consisting of a single species, A. Sapota, of the natural order Sapotaceæ. It is an evergreen tree, with thick shining leaves and milky juice, a native of tropical America, and is often cultivated for its edible fruit, the sapodilla or sapodilla plum. Its bark (Jamaica bark) is astringent and is used as a febrifuge; the seeds are aperient and diuretic.
  • noun A genus of coleopterous insects.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun tropical trees having papery leaves and large fruit.

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  • noun tropical trees having papery leaves and large fruit

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