Pronunciation: (sap"u-dil'u), [key]
1. a large evergreen tree, Manilkara zapota, of tropical America, bearing an edible fruit and yielding chicle. Cf. sapodilla family.
2. Also called sap'odil'la plum'. the fruit itself. Also called sapota.
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