sapodilla, n. [Sp. zapote, sapotillo, zapotillo, Mexican cochit-zapotl. Cf. Sapota.].
A tall, evergeen, tropical American tree (Achras Sapota); also, its edible fruit, the sapodilla plum. [1913 Webster]
Sapodilla plum(Bot.), the fruit of Achras Sapota. It is about the size of an ordinary quince, having a rough, brittle, dull brown rind, the flesh being of a dirty yellowish white color, very soft, and deliciously sweet. Called also naseberry. It is eatable only when it begins to be spotted, and is much used in desserts.