Definition of Mammee

1. Noun. Tropical American tree having wood like mahogany and sweet edible egg-shaped fruit; in some classifications placed in the genus Calocarpum.

Exact synonyms: Calocarpum Zapota, Marmalade Tree, Pouteria Zapota, Sapote
Terms within: Marmalade Plum, Sapote
Group relationships: Genus Pouteria, Pouteria
Generic synonyms: Tree



2. Noun. Tropical American tree having edible fruit with a leathery rind.
Exact synonyms: Mamey, Mammea Americana, Mammee Apple, Mammee Tree
Terms within: Mamey, Mammee Apple
Group relationships: Genus Mammea, Mammea
Generic synonyms: Fruit Tree

3. Noun. Globular or ovoid tropical fruit with thick russet leathery rind and juicy yellow or reddish flesh.
Exact synonyms: Mamey, Mammee Apple
Generic synonyms: Edible Fruit
Group relationships: Mamey, Mammea Americana, Mammee Apple, Mammee Tree

4. Noun. Brown oval fruit flesh makes excellent sherbet.
Exact synonyms: Marmalade Plum, Sapote
Generic synonyms: Edible Fruit
Group relationships: Calocarpum Zapota, Marmalade Tree, Pouteria Zapota, Sapote

Definition of Mammee

1. n. A fruit tree of tropical America, belonging to the genus Mammea (M. Americana); also, its fruit. The latter is large, covered with a thick, tough ring, and contains a bright yellow pulp of a pleasant taste and fragrant scent. It is often called mammee apple.

Definition of Mammee

1. Noun. An American fruit tree, ''Mammea americana''. ¹

2. Noun. Its large fragrant fruit, with a thick tough ring surrounding bright yellow pulp. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mammee

1. mamey [n -S] - See also: mamey

Medical Definition of Mammee

1. A fruit tree of tropical America, belonging to the genus Mammea (M. Americana); also, its fruit. The latter is large, covered with a thick, tough ring, and contains a bright yellow pulp of a pleasant taste and fragrant scent. It is often called mammee apple. Origin: Haytian mamey. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Mammee

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1. A Description and History of Vegetable Substances, Used in the Arts, and in (1830)
"THE mammee—Mammea Americana. The mammee is a native of the West Indies, ... The fruit of the mammee is yellow, not unlike one of the largest russet apples, ..."

2. Fruit Recipes: A Manual of the Food Value of Fruits and Nine Hundred by Riley Maria Fletcher Berry (1907)
"The mammee Apple (Mammea Americana), sometimes called the South American or St. Domingo or wild apricot, is one of the standbys of tropical countries, ..."

3. The Wonders of the World, in Nature, Art, and Mind by Robert Sears (1856)
"The fruit of the mammee is yellow, not unlike, either in shape or size, ... Flower, and Fruit, of il.e mammee. of which there are two or three in the centre ..."

4. The World Displayed, Or, A Curious Collection of Voyages and Travels by Samuel Johnson, Emanuel Bowen, John Gibson (1761)
"... they produce abundance of fruit, as plantains and bananas ; and near the fea fide, cocoa and mammee trees. ..."

5. The World Displayed, Or, A Collection of Voyages and Travels by Christopher Smart, Oliver Goldsmith, Samuel Johnson (1815)
"V. A description of the island of Tobago, and of the mammee-tree. They narrowly escape being destroyed by a pretended merchant ship. ..."

6. Dictionary of Americanisms. by John Russell Bartlett (1877)
"The mammee-Apple is still larger and round, with one or more large and very rough seeds, and is the Mammea Americana. Such is the confusion of these various ..."

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