mammee

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n mammee brown oval fruit flesh makes excellent sherbet
    • n mammee globular or ovoid tropical fruit with thick russet leathery rind and juicy yellow or reddish flesh
    • n mammee tropical American tree having edible fruit with a leathery rind
    • n mammee tropical American tree having wood like mahogany and sweet edible egg-shaped fruit; in some classifications placed in the genus Calocarpum
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Mammee (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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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n mammee The Mammea Americana, or its fruit.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Mammee mam-mē′ a highly esteemed fruit of the West Indies and tropical America, having a sweet taste and aromatic odour: the tree producing the fruit, the Mammea.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Haitian mamey,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Haitian.

Usage

In literature:

EAU CREOLE, a liqueur from the distillation of the flowers of the mammee apple with spirits of wine.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
The luscious pineapple, zapota, mango, pomegranate, guava, star-apple, citron, custard-apple, mammee, and other fruits abound.
"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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