mamey

[ mah-mey, -mee ]
/ mɑˈmeɪ, -ˈmi /

noun

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Example sentences from the Web for mamey

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

    Gipsy Life|George Smith
  • "Mamey calls to me—to—say—good-night—and say my prayers," she panted, and then dropped back.

    Meg's Friend|Alice Abigail Corkran
  • The mammee, or mamey, is an odd fruit, growing on high trees.

    Industrial Cuba|Robert P. Porter
  • Mamey (as generally descriptive of her bearing), Mild Glo'ster.

British Dictionary definitions for mamey

mamey

mammee or mammee apple

/ (mæˈmiː) /

noun

a tropical American tree, Mammea americana, cultivated for its large edible fruits: family Clusiaceae
the fruit of this tree, having yellow pulp and a red skin
another name for the marmalade tree

Word Origin for mamey

C16: from Spanish mamey, from Haitian
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