Sapodilla

sapodilla

(Science: botany) A tall, evergeen, tropical American tree (Achras sapota); also, its edible fruit, the sapodilla plum.

(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.

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