sapodilla tree

NOUN
  1. large tropical American evergreen yielding chicle gum and edible fruit; sometimes placed in genus Achras
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  • To teach your kids the value of rainforest products, stuff their stockings with Glee Gum's make-your-own-chewing-gum kit, an irresistible mess of sugar, syrup, flavoring, and chicle gum base from Central America's sapodilla trees. Avital Binshtock: Green Gifts That Keep Giving
  • The players took fistfulls of wet sand to build a little hill to elevate their balls made of gutta percha, a material from the rubbery dried sap of sapodilla trees. The Founding Fathers of Golf
  • The house, erected across four thick branches of a towering sapodilla tree is hidden among its lush, green leaves.
  • * Fruit of the sapodilla tree (Achras sapota); size of a small apple, rough-grained, yellow to greyish pulp. On Eating Apples
  • Bubble gum used to come from chicle, the latex of the sapodilla tree, also known for its sweet chico fruits. The Fruit Hunters
  • * Fruit of the sapodilla tree (Achras sapota); size of a small apple, rough-grained, yellow to greyish pulp. On Eating Apples
  • The sapodilla tree is notoriously slow growing, but it can reach heights of 60 to 100 feet with a large spread.
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