Sapotaceae

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Sapotaceae tropical trees or shrubs with milky juice and often edible fleshy fruit
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Sapotaceae sap-o-tā′sē-ē a natural order of trees and shrubs, often abounding in milky juice, including the gutta-percha tree—one species yields the star-apple, another the Mammee-Sapota or American marmalade.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Sapodilla.

Usage

In literature:

Labourdonasia, a genus of Sapotaceae, has two species in Mauritius, one in Natal, and one in Cuba.
"Island Life" by Alfred Russel Wallace
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