Mammea

noun

Mam·​mea
məˈmēə,
maˈ-
: a genus of American and Asiatic trees (family Guttiferae) that have a valvate 2-parted calyx and 2-celled or 4-celled ovary becoming a large drupaceous fruit

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Spanish mamey mammee

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“Mammea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Mammea. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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