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]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • 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 — [ma mi:] (also mamee, mamey) noun 1》 (also mammee apple) a tropical American tree having large edible red fruit with sweet yellow flesh. [Mammea americana.] 2》 (also mammee sapote) a Central American tree having edible russet fruit with spicy red …   English new terms dictionary

  • mammee — /mah may , mee /, n. 1. a tall, tropical American tree, Mammea americana, having thick, glossy leaves and fragrant white flowers. 2. the usually round, edible fruit of this tree, having a russet colored rind and yellow, juicy flesh. 3. sapote.… …   Universalium

  • mammée — (ma mmée) s. f. Terme de botanique. •   Genre de guttiferes ayant pour type la mammée américaine, dite vulgairement arbre aux mamelles à cause de la forme de ses fruits ; on l appelle aussi abricotier de Saint Domingue et mamey, LEGOARANT …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • mammee — /mæˈmi/ (say ma mee) noun 1. a tall, tropical American resin yielding tree, Mammea americana. 2. Also, mammee apple. its large, edible fruit. 3. → marmalade tree. Also, mamey. {Spanish mamey, from Haitian} …   Australian English dictionary

  • mammee — noun brown fruit …   Wiktionary

  • mammee — n. tall tree found in the West Indies bearing large edible fruit and thick shiny leaves and scented white flowers; round edible fruit of the mamey tree that has reddish brown colored rind and yellow juicy pulp …   English contemporary dictionary

  • mammee — mam·mee …   English syllables

  • mammee — n. a tropical American tree, Mammea americana, with large red rinded yellow pulped fruit. Etymology: Sp. mamei f. Haitian …   Useful english dictionary

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

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