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  1. Sapotaceae, family Sapotaceae, sapodilla familynoun

    tropical trees or shrubs with milky juice and often edible fleshy fruit

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  1. Sapotaceae

    The Sapotaceae are a family of flowering plants belonging to the order Ericales. The family includes about 800 species of evergreen trees and shrubs in around 65 genera (35-75, depending on generic definition). Their distribution is pantropical. Many species produce edible fruits, or white blood-sap that is used to cleanse dirt, organically and manually, while others have other economic uses. Species noted for their edible fruits include Manilkara (sapodilla), Chrysophyllum cainito (star-apple or golden leaf tree), and Pouteria (abiu, canistel, lúcuma, mamey sapote). Vitellaria paradoxa (shi in several languages of West Africa and karité in French; also anglicized as shea) is also the source of an oil-rich nut, the source of edible shea butter, which is the major lipid source for many African ethnic groups and is also used in traditional and Western cosmetics and medications. The "miracle fruit" Synsepalum dulcificum is also placed in the Sapotaceae. Trees of the genus Palaquium (gutta-percha) produce an important latex with a wide variety of uses. The seeds of the tree Argania spinosa produce an edible oil, traditionally harvested in Morocco. The family name is derived from zapote, a Mexican vernacular name for one of the plants (in turn derived from the Nahuatl tzapotl) and Latinised by Linnaeus as sapota, a name now treated as a synonym of Manilkara (also formerly known by the invalid name Achras).

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  1. sapotaceae

    Sapotaceae is a large family of flowering plants, primarily trees and shrubs, consisting of about 800 species grouped into around 65 genera. These plants are found mostly in tropical regions, particularly Central America, South America, and Southeast Asia. They are known for their valuable timber and production of edible fruits or latex. Well-known species include the shea tree, sapodilla, and the star apple.

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  1. Sapotaceae

    Sapotaceae is a family of flowering plants, belonging to order Ericales. The family includes approximately 800 species of evergreen trees and shrubs in approximately 65 genera. Distribution is pantropical. Many species produce edible fruits, and/or have other economic uses. Species noted for their edible fruits include Manilkara, Chrysophyllum cainito, Pouteria, Vitellaria paradoxa and Sideroxylon australe. Shea is also the source of an oil-rich nut, the source of edible "shea butter," which is the major lipid source for many African ethnic groups and is also used in traditional and Western cosmetics and medications. The 'miracle fruit,' Synsepalum dulcificum is also in Sapotaceae. Trees of the genus Palaquium produce an important latex with a wide variety of uses. The seeds of the tree Argania spinosa Skeels produce an edible oil, traditionally harvested in Morocco. The family name is derived from zapote, a Mexican vernacular name for one of the plants and Latinised by Linnaeus as sapota, a name now treated as a synonym of Manilkara.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Sapotaceae

    A plant family of the order Ebenales, subclass Dilleniidae, class Magnoliopsida that are tropical trees which have elongate latex cells. Several members bear sweet edible fruits and produce triterpenoid saponins.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sapotaceae in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sapotaceae in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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