variants: or mamey or mamie or mammey \ (ˈ)ma¦mē sometimes -​¦mā , especially attributively ˈmamē \
plural mammees\ -​ēz \ or mameys\ -​āz \ or mameyes\ məˈmāˌās \ or mamies or mammeys

Definition of mammee

1 or less commonly mammee apple
a : a tropical American tree (Mammea americana) having a globular or ovoid fruit with thick russet or reddish leathery rind and yellow or reddish juicy flesh
b : the fruit of this tree

called also tropical apricot

b or less commonly mammee sapota or mammee colorado : the fruit of this tree

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History and Etymology for mammee

Spanish mamey, from Taino

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“Mammee.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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