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mammee

or mamey, mammey

[mah-mey, -mee] /mɑˈmeɪ, -ˈmi/
noun
1.
a tall, tropical American tree, Mammea americana, having thick, glossy leaves and fragrant white flowers.
2.
the usually round, edible fruit of this tree, having a russet-colored rind and yellow, juicy flesh.
3.
Also called mammee apple (for defs 1, 2).
Origin of mammee
1565-1575
1565-75; < Spanish mamey, perhaps < Taino
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  • The mammee, or mamey, is an odd fruit, growing on high trees.

    Industrial Cuba Robert P. Porter
  • The flavor of the mammee resembles our peach, though not quite so delicate.

  • The mammee is cultivated in the West Indies and in some warm regions of America.

    Origin of Cultivated Plants Alphonse De Candolle
  • Eau Creole, a liqueur from the distillation of the flowers of the mammee apple with spirits of wine.

    The Nuttall Encyclopaedia Edited by Rev. James Wood
British Dictionary definitions for mammee

mammee

/mæˈmiː/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of mamey
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