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sapotaceous

[sap-uh-tey-shuh s] /ˌsæp əˈteɪ ʃəs/
adjective
1.
belonging to the Sapotaceae, the sapodilla family of plants.
Compare sapodilla family.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; < Neo-Latin Sapotace(ae) name of the family (see sapota, -aceae) + -ous
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British Dictionary definitions for sapotaceous

sapotaceous

/ˌsæpəˈteɪʃəs/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or belonging to the Sapotaceae, a family of leathery-leaved tropical plants: includes the gutta-percha and balata trees, sapodilla, and shea
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin sapotasapota
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