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naseberry

[neyz-ber-ee, -buh-ree] /ˈneɪzˌbɛr i, -bə ri/
noun, plural naseberries.
1.
the fruit of the sapodilla, Manilkara zapota.
2.
the sapodilla tree.
Origin
1690-1700
1690-1700; alteration (by folk etymology) of Spanish or Portuguese néspera < Latin mespila medlar
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naseberry

/ˈneɪzˌbɛrɪ/
noun (pl) -berries
1.
another name for sapodilla
Word Origin
C17: from Spanish néspera medlar + berry
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