mammee

noun
mam·mee
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

2a : marmalade tree

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

3 : sapodilla

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History and Etymology for mammee

Spanish mamey, from Taino

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