[suh-peer-hwawrf, -hwohrf, -wawrf, -wohrf] /səˈpɪərˈʰwɔrf, -ˈʰwoʊrf, -ˈwɔrf, -ˈwoʊrf/
a theory developed by Edward Sapir and Benjamin Lee Whorf that states that the structure of a language determines or greatly influences the modes of thought and behavior characteristic of the culture in which it is spoken.
adjective 1. without sap; withered; dry: sapless plants. 2. lacking vitality or spirit; insipid.
noun 1. a young tree. 2. a young person. noun 1. a young tree 2. (literary) a youth
sapo- or sapon- pref. Soap; soapy: saponaceous.
noun 1. a large evergreen tree, Manilkara zapota, of tropical America, bearing an edible fruit and yielding chicle. Compare sapodilla family. 2. Also called sapodilla plum. the fruit itself. noun 1. a large tropical American evergreen tree, Achras zapota, the latex of which yields chicle 2. Also called sapodilla plum. the edible brown rough-skinned fruit […]