noun Etymology: French mancenille, from Spanish manzanilla, from diminutive of manzana apple Date: 1630 a poisonous tropical American tree (Hippomane mancinella) of the spurge family having a blistering milky juice and apple-shaped fruit

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  • manchineel — [man΄chə nēl′] n. [Fr mancenille < Sp manzanilla, dim. of manzana, apple < L matianum (pomum), (apple), of Matius, Roman author of a cookery manual] 1. a tropical American tree (Hippomane mancinella) of the spurge family, with a milky,… …   English World dictionary

  • manchineel — /man cheuh neel /, n. a tropical American tree or shrub, Hippomane mancinella, of the spurge family, having a milky, highly caustic, poisonous sap. [1620 30; earlier mancinell, mançanilla < F mancenille and its source, Sp manzanilla, dim. of… …   Universalium

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  • manchineel — noun A tropical American tree, Hippomane mancinella, having apple like, poisonous fruit, and a sap that causes blisters on contact with the skin …   Wiktionary

  • manchineel — man·chi·neel (man″kĭ nēlґ) Hippomane mancinella, a tree of tropical America that has a caustic poisonous sap …   Medical dictionary

  • Manchineel — Hippomane (E,P) …   EthnoBotanical Dictionary

  • manchineel — n. tropical American tree with poisonous apple shaped fruit …   English contemporary dictionary

  • manchineel — [ˌman(t)ʃɪ ni:l] noun a Caribbean tree which has acrid apple like fruit and poisonous milky sap which can cause temporary blindness. [Hippomane mancinella.] Origin C17: from Fr. mancenille, from Sp. manzanilla, dimin. of manzana apple …   English new terms dictionary

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