mammee tree

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n mammee tree tropical American tree having edible fruit with a leathery rind
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Mammee tree (Bot) A fruit tree of tropical America, belonging to the genus Mammea Mammea Americana); also, its fruit, called the mammee apple. The latter is large, covered with a thick, tough ring, and contains a bright yellow pulp of a pleasant taste and fragrant scent. It is often called mammee apple.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Haitian mamey,

Usage

In literature:

The mammee is a curious fruit growing on lofty, umbrageous trees, appearing as musk-melons would look if seen hanging in elm-trees.
"Due South or Cuba Past and Present" by Maturin M. Ballou
The mammee, or mamey, is an odd fruit, growing on high trees.
"Industrial Cuba" by Robert P. Porter
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