sapotaceous

sapotaceous

[sap-uh-tey-shuhs]
adjective
belonging to the Sapotaceae, the sapodilla family of plants.


Origin:
1835–45; < Neo-Latin Sapotace(ae) name of the family (see sapota, -aceae) + -ous

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sapotaceous (ˌsæpəˈteɪʃəs)
 
adj
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
 
[C19: from New Latin sapotasapota]

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