(Science: botany) Alternative forms: sapadillo, sappadilo, sappodilla, and zapotilla] Sapodilla plum, the fruit of Achras sapota. It is about the size of an ordinary quince, having a rough, brittle, dull brown rind, the flesh being of a dirty yellowish white colour, very soft, and deliciously sweet. Called also naseberry. It is eatable only when it begins to be spotted, and is much used in desserts.
Origin: Sp. Zapote, sapotillo, zapotillo, Mexican cochit-zapotl. Cf. Sapota.