manchineel

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noun man·chi·neel \ˌman-chə-ˈnēl\

Definition of manchineel

  1. :  a poisonous tropical American tree (Hippomane mancinella) of the spurge family having a blistering milky juice and apple-shaped fruit

Origin and Etymology of manchineel

French mancenille, from Spanish manzanilla, from diminutive of manzana apple


First Known Use: 1630


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