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 mamey
Mamey (as generally descriptive of her bearing), Mild Glo'ster.The Letters of Charles Dickens
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
The little girl, Mamey, mamey, der is doi Rawngas avelin accai atch a pray.Gipsy Life
mammee or mammee apple
- 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
C16: from Spanish mamey, from Haitian
- a variant spelling of mamey
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