Definitions

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

  • n. A tropical American tree (Diospyros digyna) closely related to the persimmon, having edible, olive-green fruit that blackens when ripe and has a soft, chocolate-brown pulp.
  • n. The fruit of this plant.

Etymologies

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

black + American Spanish zapote, persimmonlike fruit (from Nahuatl tzapotl).

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