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
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

2
b
or less commonly mammee sapota or mammee colorado : the fruit of this tree
3

Word History

Etymology

Spanish mamey, from Taino

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“Mammee.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mammee. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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