Definition of Mammea americana
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
Lexicographical Neighbors of Mammea Americana
Literary usage of Mammea americana
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. 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 ..."
2. Comparative Anatomy of the Vegetative Organs of the Phanerogams and Ferns by Anton Bary (1884)
"Only in mammea americana a number of the vascular bundles entering the petiole ... Of the forms investigated mammea americana alone has no passage in the ..."
3. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1890)
"African mammee, another tree or fruit, probably of the genus Garcinia. mammee-apple (ma-ma'ap*!), n. The tropical tree mammea americana, or its fruit. ..."
4. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1914)
"The pulpy fruit of Garcinia Mangos- tana ("mangosteen" of the Moluccas), and mammea americana (West Indies) are delicious to many people. ..."
5. 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, ..."