mamoncillo

[ mah-muh n-see-oh; Spanish mah-mawn-see-yaw ]
/ ˌmɑ mənˈsi oʊ; Spanish ˌmɑ mɔnˈsi yɔ /

noun, plural ma·mon·cil·los [mah-muh n-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
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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