naseberry

naseberry

[neyz-ber-ee, -buh-ree]
noun, plural naseberries.
1.
the fruit of the sapodilla, Manilkara zapota.
2.
the sapodilla tree.

Origin:
1690–1700; alteration (by folk etymology) of Spanish or Portuguese néspera < Latin mespila medlar

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naseberry (ˈneɪzˌbɛrɪ)
 
n , pl -berries
another name for sapodilla
 
[C17: from Spanish néspera medlar + berry]

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