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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The valley is also known for the huge variety of native and introduced tropical fruits: Achras sapota, Manilkara achras, Chrysophyllum caimito, Pouteria cainito, Persea americana, Mammea americana, Anacardium occidentale, Carica papaya, Annona muricata, Manguifera indica and more.
 A coined word, derived from [Greek: _achras_], a wild pear.
That which has attracted your attention -- the _Sapota achras_ -- is especially well known.
The Delta, formed by the bifurcation of the first of these rivers, is a fertile plain covered with Mammees, Sapotas (achras), plantains, and other plants cultivated in the gardens or charas of the
Mammees, Sapotas (achras), plantains, and other plants cultivated in the gardens or charas of the Indians.