Definition of mammee in English:


Syllabification: mam·mee
Pronunciation: /mäˈmā, -ˈmē
(also mamee, mamey)


  • 1 (also mammee apple) A tropical American tree having large edible red fruit with red rind and sweet yellow flesh.
    • Mammea americana, family Guttiferae
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    • Their gardens yielded arrow-root, beans, cassava, cucumbers, melons, maize, and yams; for fruit they cultivated the guava, mammee, papaw and star-apple.
    • The mammee apple is native to tropical areas of the Americas.
  • 2 (also mammee sapote /səˈpōtē, -tā/) A Central American tree having edible russet fruit with spicy red flesh.
    [sapote from Spanish zapote 'sapodilla']
    • Pouteria sapota, family Sapotaceae


late 16th century: from Spanish mamei, from Taino.

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