[ mah-mey, -mee ]

  1. a variant of mammee.

Words Nearby mamey Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use mamey in a sentence

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

    Gipsy Life | George Smith
  • The change has done mamey a world of good, and I have begun to sleep again.

  • mamey (as generally descriptive of her bearing), Mild Glo'ster.

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for mamey


mammee or mammee apple

/ (mæˈmiː) /

  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

  1. another name for the marmalade tree

Origin of mamey

C16: from Spanish mamey, from Haitian

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