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Sapote (from Nahuatl tzapotl)[1] is a word for a soft, edible fruit. The word is part of the names of several plants from Mexico, Central America and northern parts of South America that have fruits.

Some but not all sapotes come from the family Sapotaceae:


  1. Watson, George (April 1938). "Nahuatl Words in American English". American Speech 13 (2): 113–114. 
  2. "Casimiroa edulis". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 2009-03-26.