Share this entry

Share this page


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

Definition of mammee in English:


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


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

Definition of mammee in:

Share this entry

Share this page


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day Sprachgefühl
Pronunciation: ˈSHpräkɡəˌf(y)o͞ol
intuitive understanding of a language’s natural idiom…