manchineel

noun man·chi·neel \ ˌman-chə-ˈnēl \

Definition of manchineel

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

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Origin and Etymology of manchineel

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


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