- 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 .