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sap·o·dil·la / ˌsapəˈdilə/ • n. a large, evergreen, tropical American tree (Manilkara zapota, family Sapotaceae) that yields chicle and has edible fruit and hard, durable wood. ∎  (also sapodilla plum) the sweet, brownish, bristly fruit of this tree.

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sapodilla Fruit of the sapodilla tree (Achras sapota); size of a small apple, rough‐grained, yellow to greyish pulp. Chicle, the basis of chewing gum, is made from the latex of the tree.

sapodilla

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sapodilla (fruit of) an evergreen tropical Amer. tree. XVII. — Sp. zapotillo dim. of zapote — Nahuatl tzápotl.