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mammee

or ma·mey, mam·mey

[ mah-mey, -mee ]
/ mɑˈmeɪ, -ˈmi /
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noun
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.
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Also called mammee apple (for defs. 1, 2).

Origin of mammee

First recorded in 1565–75; from Spanish mamey, perhaps from Taíno
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British Dictionary definitions for mammee

mammee
/ (mæˈmiː) /

noun
a variant spelling of mamey
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