[ mah-muhn-see-oh; Spanish mah-mawn-see-yaw ]
/ ˌmɑ mənˈsi oʊ; Spanish ˌmɑ mɔnˈsi yɔ /
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noun, plural ma·mon·cil·los [mah-muhn-see-ohz; Spanish mah-mawn-see-yaws]. /ˌmɑ mənˈsi oʊz; Spanish ˌmɑ mɔnˈsi yɔs/.
the genip, Melicoccus bijugatus.
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Origin of mamoncillo
<American Spanish, diminutive of mamón, of uncertain origin
Words nearby mamoncillo
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Example sentences from the Web for mamoncillo
The Mamoncillo is another beautiful forest tree indigenous to Cuba, that spreads out like a giant live-oak or mammoth apple tree.The History of Cuba, vol. 5|Willis Fletcher Johnson