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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.


mammee

/ mæˈmiː /

noun

  1. See mamey
    a variant spelling of mamey


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Word History and Origins

Origin of mammee1

First recorded in 1565–75; from Spanish mamey, perhaps from Taíno

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Example Sentences

The mammee, or mamey, is an odd fruit, growing on high trees.

The flavor of the mammee resembles our peach, though not quite so delicate.

Captain Harris came hither likewise, and found some Islands that had plenty of mammee-trees, and pretty large rivers.

Eau Creole, a liqueur from the distillation of the flowers of the mammee apple with spirits of wine.

The mammee is cultivated in the West Indies and in some warm regions of America.

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