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Xocotl is the generic Nahuatl language classification for sour or acidic fruit, used in the names of many species of fruit tree including atoya-xocotl (flowing stream plum), maza-xocotl (deer plum), atoya-xocotl (large plum ciruela) te-xocotl (yellow or red hawberries), xal-xocotl (sand plum or guava), and coua-xocotl (serpent fruit), but also used in particular for jocote (Spondias purpurea).[1][2][3][4][5]


  1. ^ Philippines Bureau of Science (1934). The Philippine Journal of Science. Vol. 34. p. 252.
  2. ^ Wilson Popenoe (1920). Manual of Tropical and Subtropical Fruits. New York: The Macmillan Company. pp. 158.
  3. ^ Martín de la Cruz and William Gates (2000). An Aztec Herbal: The Classic Codex of 1552. Courier Dover Publications. xvii, 123. ISBN 0-486-41130-3.
  4. ^ Louise M. Burkhart (1996). "Commentary on the plays". Holy Wednesday: A Nahua Drama from Early Colonial Mexico. University of Pennsylvania Press. p. 225. ISBN 0-8122-1576-1.
  5. ^ Benno P. Warkentin (2006). Footprints in the Soil: People and Ideas in Soil History. Elsevier. pp. 35. ISBN 0-444-52177-1.