Marmalade tree
Marmalade Mar"ma*lade (m[aum]r"m[.a]*l[=a]d), n. [F. marmelade, Pg. marmelada, fr. marm['e]lo a quince, fr. L. melimelum honey apple, Gr. meli`mhlon a sweet apple, an apple grafted on a quince; me`li honey + mh^lon apple. Cf. {Mellifluous}, {Melon}.] A preserve or confection made of the pulp of fruit, as the quince, pear, apple, orange, etc., boiled with sugar, and brought to a jamlike consistency. [1913 Webster]

{Marmalade tree} (Bot.), a sapotaceous tree ({Lucuma mammosa}) of the West Indies and Tropical America. It has large obovate leaves and an egg-shaped fruit from three to five inches long, containing a pleasant-flavored pulp and a single large seed. The fruit is called {marmalade}, or natural marmalade, from its consistency and flavor. [1913 Webster]


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  • marmalade tree — n. a tropical American evergreen tree (Calocarpum sapota) of the sapodilla family, bearing a plumlike fruit used for preserving: also called marmalade plum …   English World dictionary

  • marmalade tree — noun tropical American tree having wood like mahogany and sweet edible egg shaped fruit; in some classifications placed in the genus Calocarpum • Syn: ↑mammee, ↑sapote, ↑Pouteria zapota, ↑Calocarpum zapota • Hypernyms: ↑tree • Member Holonyms …   Useful english dictionary

  • marmalade-tree — marmeladinis sargetis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Sapotinių šeimos vaisinis augalas (Pouteria sapota), paplitęs atogrąžų Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Achras lucuma; Calocarpum sapota; Lucuma mammosa; Pouteria sapota; Sideroxylon sapota… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • marmalade tree — /ˈmaməleɪd tri/ (say mahmuhlayd tree) noun a sapotaceous tree, Calocarpum sapota, of tropical America, with a durable wood resembling mahogany and a fruit used in preserving …   Australian English dictionary

  • marmalade tree — sapote (def. 1). [1865 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • Marmalade — Mar ma*lade (m[aum]r m[.a]*l[=a]d), n. [F. marmelade, Pg. marmelada, fr. marm[ e]lo a quince, fr. L. melimelum honey apple, Gr. meli mhlon a sweet apple, an apple grafted on a quince; me li honey + mh^lon apple. Cf. {Mellifluous}, {Melon}.] A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • marmalade — Mar ma*lade (m[aum]r m[.a]*l[=a]d), n. [F. marmelade, Pg. marmelada, fr. marm[ e]lo a quince, fr. L. melimelum honey apple, Gr. meli mhlon a sweet apple, an apple grafted on a quince; me li honey + mh^lon apple. Cf. {Mellifluous}, {Melon}.] A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • marmalade plum — noun brown oval fruit flesh makes excellent sherbet • Syn: ↑sapote, ↑mammee • Hypernyms: ↑edible fruit • Part Holonyms: ↑marmalade tree, ↑mammee, ↑sapote, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • marmalade-plum — marmeladinis sargetis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Sapotinių šeimos vaisinis augalas (Pouteria sapota), paplitęs atogrąžų Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Achras lucuma; Calocarpum sapota; Lucuma mammosa; Pouteria sapota; Sideroxylon sapota… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • marmalade — late 15c., from M.Fr. marmelade, from Port. marmelada quince jelly, marmalade, from marmelo quince, by dissimilation from L. melimelum sweet apple, originally fruit of an apple tree grafted onto quince, from Gk. melimelon, from meli honey (see… …   Etymology dictionary

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