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mamey

[mah-mey, -mee] /mɑˈmeɪ, -ˈmi/
noun
1.

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 little girl, mamey, mamey, der is doi Rawngas avelin accai atch a pray.

    Gipsy Life George Smith
  • mamey (as generally descriptive of her bearing), Mild Glo'ster.

  • The mammee, or mamey, is an odd fruit, growing on high trees.

    Industrial Cuba Robert P. Porter
  • "mamey calls to me—to—say—good-night—and say my prayers," she panted, and then dropped back.

    Meg's Friend Alice Abigail Corkran
British Dictionary definitions for mamey

mamey

/mæˈmiː/
noun
1.
a tropical American tree, Mammea americana, cultivated for its large edible fruits: family Clusiaceae
2.
the fruit of this tree, having yellow pulp and a red skin
3.
another name for the marmalade tree
Word Origin
C16: from Spanish mamey, from Haitian

mammee

/mæˈmiː/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of mamey
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