The Caribbean Dictionary

dilly
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Noun
Round, oblate, oval, ellipsoidal, or conical fruit varying in size from 2 to 4 in (5-10 cm) in width. The immature fruit is hard and has a sandpaper like texture. Typically, the fruit does not ripen until it is picked or falls off the tree. When ripe, the fruit becomes soft and juicy. The flesh may be yellow, reddish brown, or dark brown with smooth or grainy textures. While some fruits may be seedless, they typically contain 3 - 10 hard black seeds in the center. The fruit is considered to be very delicious and is highly desired. The sap or gum from the tree is also a source of 'chicle' the original ingredient used to make chewing gum.
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food, fruit, plant
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Letel Prek Jul 30, 2014
Sapadilla as it is known in Guyana. Very sweet with grainy flesh.
Bridget Charles Aug 11, 2014
We also call it sapadilla in Antigua. Growing up, we used to have several sapadilla trees on my father's plantation at Body Pond. Delicious!!!
ROHAN Oct 25, 2015
sapadillas one of my favourites
Tanya Jul 07, 2016
My favourite- nispero!
Tanya Jul 07, 2016
My favourite- nispero!
ari Dec 23, 2016
its in Jamaica too, we call it naseberry
Dasha Jun 02, 2017
Sapadilla or Dilly. It's my children's favorite. They love fruits,and how this one is amazing when juiced.
Brassick Aug 26, 2017
Sapadilly
Carly Mar 20, 2018
I love to eat dilly
Me Mar 21, 2018
Dilly Dilly
Gail Jun 10, 2018
Dilly tree's are all in my back yard. Very sweet my mother's favorite.
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