or ma·mey, mam·mey
- a tall, tropical American tree, Mammea americana, having thick, glossy leaves and fragrant white flowers.
- the usually round, edible fruit of this tree, having a russet-colored rind and yellow, juicy flesh.
Origin of mammee
1565–75; < Spanish mamey, perhaps < Taino
Also called mammee apple (for defs 1, 2).
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Examples from the Web for mammee
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.Due South or Cuba Past and Present
Maturin M. Ballou
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
- a variant spelling of mamey
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