from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Spain, the medlar-tree, Mespilus Germanica.
  • n. In the Spanish West Indies, the sapodilla, Sapota zapotilla, the name of which has been corrupted in Jamaica to nase-berry.


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  • Gorge on nispero, or loquat in English, an apricot look-alike with the juicy flesh of a litchi rarely found outside southern Spain and Italy.

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  • The fruits peculiar to the torrid zone all grow in profusion and among them the native is fondest of the juicy mango, the guava, the aguacate or alligator pear, the anon or custard apple, the guanabana or soursop, the mamon or sweetsop, the mamey or marmalade fruit, the nispero or sapodilla and the tamarind.

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  • Near the Santo Cerro church is the trunk of the nispero tree, gnarled with age, from which Columbus is said to have cut the wood for his cross.

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  • He led the way through a reptilious swamp and into the fringe of a nispero forest, where they came upon a hut with a roof of corrugated iron and walls of wattled bamboo.

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  • The land has more than a hundred fruit trees, primarily orange but also lemon, nispero, walnut, fig, pear, apple, pomegranate and plum. - Articles related to French holiday firm debuts 'Eco-Nature' resorts

  • Tainos natives -- think nispero (a pulpy oval fruit) and yampee (an edible tuber) -- with Top Stories

  • Just before Confrides, pretty much in the middle of nowhere and over the top of a long climb, is a shop which sells all things 'nispero,' an apricot-like fruit which must be harvested in a narrow two week window, or it rots.

  • We bought nispero marinated in the sweet local Mistela wine - another magical elixir which Mr. Hamilton introduced us to - and nispero marmalade.

  • The dessert was succulent nispero - but more about them later.


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