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Sapodilla Definition

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[n] tropical fruit with a rough brownish skin and very sweet brownish pulp
[n] large tropical American evergreen yielding chicle gum and edible fruit; sometimes placed in genus Achras

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\Sap`o*dil"la\, n. [Sp. zapote, sapotillo, zapotillo, Mexican cochit-zapotl. Cf. {Sapota}.] (Bot.) A tall, evergeen, tropical American tree ({Achras Sapota}); also, its edible fruit, the sapodilla plum. [Written also {sapadillo}, {sappadillo}, {sappodilla}, and {zapotilla}.] {Sapodilla plum} (Bot.), 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 color, very soft, and deliciously sweet. Called also {naseberry}. It is eatable only when it begins to be spotted, and is much used in desserts.

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