mamey

noun
ma·​mey | \ ma-ˈmē How to pronounce mamey (audio) \

Definition of mamey

: an evergreen tree (Mammea americana of the family Guttiferae) native to the West Indies and tropical America that has an ovoid fruit with thick russet leathery rind and yellow or reddish juicy sweet flesh also : the fruit

Examples of mamey in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some purveyors are willing to give you a taste more unique offerings, like chocolate pudding fruit or mamey. Holly V. Kapherr, USA TODAY, "Delicious eats to savor along Florida’s Paradise Coast," 9 July 2019 Sourced from the nearby Mercado Coyoacan market, juicy guavas, papaya, mamey and guanábana balance the crunchy, crackly sweetness of traditional concha, a cookie-like sweet bread laced with cinnamon, found at most local bakeries, called panaderias. Sara-mae Albert, ELLE Decor, "How to Be the Ultimate Weekend Host for Out-of-Town Guests," 15 May 2019

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First Known Use of mamey

1604, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mamey

Spanish, from Taino

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“Mamey.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mamey. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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