Definition of mammee in English:

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mammee

Pronunciation: /mäˈmā/ /-ˈmē/
(also mamee, mamey)

noun

1 (also mammee apple) A tropical American tree having large edible red fruit with red rind and sweet yellow flesh.
  • Mammea americana, family Guttiferae.
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 /səˈpōtē/ /-tā/) 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.

Words that rhyme with mammee

chamois, clammy, gammy, Grammy, hammy, jammy, mammae, Miami, ramie, rammy, Sammy, shammy, whammy

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: mam·mee

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