- a tropical American tree (Hippomane mancinella) of the spurge family, with a milky, irritant juice and plumlike, poisonous fruit
- its wood
Origin of manchineelFrench mancenille ; from Spanish manzanilla, diminutive of manzana, apple ; from Classical Latin matianum (pomum), (apple) of Matius, Roman author of a cookery manual
A tropical American tree (Hippomane mancinella) having poisonous fruit and a milky sap that causes skin blisters on contact.
Origin of manchineelFrench mancenille, from Spanish manzanillo, a kind of olive tree bearing fine small olives, manchineel, from manzanilla, fine small olive, fruit of the manchineel, from diminutive of manzana, apple, from Old Spanish mançana; see manzanilla.