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mammee

or ma·mey, mam·mey

[mah-mey, -mee]
noun
  1. a tall, tropical American tree, Mammea americana, having thick, glossy leaves and fragrant white flowers.
  2. the usually round, edible fruit of this tree, having a russet-colored rind and yellow, juicy flesh.
  3. sapote.
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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

Historical Examples

  • 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.

  • 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


British Dictionary definitions for mammee

mammee

noun
  1. a variant spelling of mamey
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