Definition of Mammee tree
1. Noun. Tropical American tree having edible fruit with a leathery rind.
Terms within: Mamey, Mammee, Mammee Apple
Group relationships: Genus Mammea, Mammea
Generic synonyms: Fruit Tree
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mammee Tree
Literary usage of Mammee tree
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1. The Wonders of the World, in Nature, Art, and Mind by Robert Sears (1856)
"The East India tamarinds are preserved without sugar, and, therefore, they are the best for medicinal use. The MAMMEE-TREE belongs to the family of the ..."
2. 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. ..."
3. Journal of the Society of Arts by Society of Arts (Great Britain) (1856)
"I am disposed to think the mammee tree indigenous, as it is to be found in retired parts of the forests, and the fruit from its stone it not likely to have ..."