Mammee tree
Mammee Mam*mee", Mammee tree Mam*mee" tree`, n. [Haitian mamey.] (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}.

Syn: mammee apple, mammee, mamey, {Mammea americana}. [1913 Webster]


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  • mammee tree — noun tropical American tree having edible fruit with a leathery rind • Syn: ↑mammee apple, ↑mammee, ↑mamey, ↑Mammea americana • Hypernyms: ↑fruit tree • Member Holonyms: ↑Mammea, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mammee apple — Full and longitudinally cut mammee apples Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae …   Wikipedia

  • Mammee — Mam*mee , Mammee tree Mam*mee tree , n. [Haitian mamey.] (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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mammee apple — n. (Bot.) A tropical American tree ({Mammea americana}) having edible fruit (the {mammee apple}) with a leathery rind. Syn: mammee, mamey, mammee tree, {Mammea americana}. [WordNet 1.5] 2. The globular or ovoid tropical fruit of the mammee tree… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mammee apple — n. (Bot.) A tropical American tree ({Mammea americana}) having edible fruit (the {mammee apple}) with a leathery rind. Syn: mammee, mamey, mammee tree, {Mammea americana}. [WordNet 1.5] 2. The globular or ovoid tropical fruit of the mammee tree… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mammee apple — Mammee Mam*mee , Mammee tree Mam*mee tree , n. [Haitian mamey.] (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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mammee apple — Mammee Mam*mee , Mammee tree Mam*mee tree , n. [Haitian mamey.] (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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mammee apple — noun 1. tropical American tree having edible fruit with a leathery rind • Syn: ↑mammee, ↑mamey, ↑mammee tree, ↑Mammea americana • Hypernyms: ↑fruit tree • Member Holonyms: ↑Mammea …   Useful english dictionary

  • mammee — [mä mā′, mämē′] n. [Sp mamey < Taino] 1. a) any of a genus (Mammea) of West Indian trees of the Saint Johnswort family; specif., a tall, tropical, American tree ( M. americana) bearing a large, russet, apricot flavored fruit: also mammee apple …   English World dictionary

  • mammee-sapota — mammeeˈ sapoˈta noun The marmalade tree or its fruit • • • Main Entry: ↑mammee …   Useful english dictionary

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