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[mah-muh n-see-oh; Spanish mah-mawn-see-yaw] /ˌmɑ mənˈsi oʊ; Spanish ˌmɑ mɔnˈsi yɔ/
noun, plural mamoncillos
[mah-muh n-see-ohz; Spanish mah-mawn-see-yaws] /ˌmɑ mənˈsi oʊz; Spanish ˌmɑ mɔnˈsi yɔs/ (Show IPA)
the genip, Melicoccus bijugatus.
Origin of mamoncillo
< American Spanish, diminutive of mamón, of uncertain origin Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The mamoncillo is another beautiful forest tree indigenous to Cuba, that spreads out like a giant live-oak or mammoth apple tree.

    The History of Cuba, vol. 5 Willis Fletcher Johnson

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