Definition of mammee in English:

mammee

Line breaks: mam¦mee
Pronunciation: /maˈmiː
 
/
(also mamee, mamey)

noun

1 (also mammee apple) A tropical American tree having large edible red fruit with sweet yellow flesh.
  • Mammea americana, family Guttiferae
More example sentences
  • 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) A Central American tree having edible russet fruit with spicy red flesh.
[sapote from Spanish zapote 'sapodilla']
  • Pouteria sapota, family Sapotaceae

Origin

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

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