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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This is the family, Euphorbiaceae, to which the dreaded, nearly mythical manchineel tree (Hippomane mancinella) with its toxic fruit belongs.
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Origin and Etymology of manchineel
French mancenille, from Spanish manzanilla, from diminutive of manzana apple
First Known Use: 1630See Words from the same year
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