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or ma·mey, mam·mey

[mah-mey, -mee]
  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


  1. a variant spelling of mamey
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