mammee

mammee

[mah-mey, -mee]
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.
Also, mamey, mammey.
Also called mammee apple (for defs 1, 2).


Origin:
1565–75; < Spanish mamey, perhaps < Taino

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mamey, mammee or mammee apple (mæˈmiː)
 
n
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
 
[C16: from Spanish mamey, from Haitian]
 
mammee, mammee or mammee apple
 
n
 
[C16: from Spanish mamey, from Haitian]
 
mammee apple, mammee or mammee apple
 
n
 
[C16: from Spanish mamey, from Haitian]

mammee (mæˈmiː)
 
n
a variant spelling of mamey

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