Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A Mexican and Central American tree (Pouteria sapota) having edible oval fruit with rough brown skin and sweet reddish flesh.
  • noun The fruit of this tree.
  • noun Any of several other trees of the American tropics that bear sweet edible fruit, especially Casimiroa edulis, having greenish-yellow fruit with whitish flesh, and Diospyros digyna, a persimmon having greenish fruit with dark brown flesh.
  • noun The fruit of any of these trees.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as zapote, which see.

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  • noun The soft, edible fruit of various unrelated South American trees, including the sapodilla.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun brown oval fruit flesh makes excellent sherbet
  • noun tropical American tree having wood like mahogany and sweet edible egg-shaped fruit; in some classifications placed in the genus Calocarpum

Etymologies

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

[Spanish zapota, from Nahuatl tzapotl.]

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Nahuatl tzapotl

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