sapodilla family


sapodilla family
the plant family Sapotaceae, characterized by chiefly tropical trees and shrubs having milky juice, simple leaves, small flowers, and fruit in the form of a berry, and including the buckthorn (genus Bumelia), sapodilla, star apple, and trees that are the source of gutta-percha and balata.

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  • sapodilla family — noun tropical trees or shrubs with milky juice and often edible fleshy fruit • Syn: ↑Sapotaceae, ↑family Sapotaceae • Hypernyms: ↑dicot family, ↑magnoliopsid family • Member Holonyms: ↑Ebenales, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • sapodilla — [sap΄ə dil′ə] n. [Sp zapotillo, dim. of zapote < Nahuatl tzapoλ] 1. a tropical American evergreen tree (Achras zapota) of the sapodilla family, yielding chicle and having a brown, rough skinned fruit with a sweet, yellowish pulp 2. the fruit… …   English World dictionary

  • sapodilla — /sap euh dil euh/, n. 1. a large evergreen tree, Manilkara zapota, of tropical America, bearing an edible fruit and yielding chicle. Cf. sapodilla family. 2. Also called sapodilla plum. the fruit itself. Also called sapota. [1690 1700; < Sp… …   Universalium

  • sapodilla — noun Etymology: Spanish zapotillo, diminutive of zapote sapodilla fruit, from Nahuatl tzapotl Date: 1697 a tropical American evergreen tree (Manilkara zapota syn. Achras zapota of the family Sapotaceae, the sapodilla family) with hard reddish… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • family Sapotaceae — noun tropical trees or shrubs with milky juice and often edible fleshy fruit • Syn: ↑Sapotaceae, ↑sapodilla family • Hypernyms: ↑dicot family, ↑magnoliopsid family • Member Holonyms: ↑Ebenales, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • List of trees and shrubs by taxonomic family — The following is a list of trees and shrubs of high notoriety. Taxonomic families for the following trees and shrubs are listed in alphabetical order, likewise the genera and closely related species.=GYMNOSPERMS= =CONIFERS= Araucariaceae: The… …   Wikipedia

  • dicot family — noun family of flowering plants having two cotyledons (embryonic leaves) in the seed which usually appear at germination • Syn: ↑magnoliopsid family • Hypernyms: ↑family • Hyponyms: ↑magnoliid dicot family, ↑hamamelid dicot family, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • magnoliopsid family — noun family of flowering plants having two cotyledons (embryonic leaves) in the seed which usually appear at germination • Syn: ↑dicot family • Hypernyms: ↑family • Hyponyms: ↑magnoliid dicot family, ↑hamamelid dicot family, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Manilkara excisa — Sapodilla Bullet Conservation status Endangered (IUCN 2.3)[1] …   Wikipedia

  • sapotaceous — adjective see sapotaceae * * * /sap euh tay sheuhs/, adj. belonging to the Sapotaceae, the sapodilla family of plants. Cf. sapodilla family. [1835 45; < NL Sapotace(ae) name of the family (see SAPOTA, ACEAE) + OUS] * * * sapotāˈceous adjective …   Useful english dictionary


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