Mamey definition

mä-mā, -mē
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A tree (Mammea americana) of the West Indies and northern South America having glossy leaves, white fragrant flowers, and large edible brown fruit.
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The fruit of this tree, having firm juicy yellow or orange flesh and toxic seeds.
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The evergreen tree Mammea americana, or its edible fruit.
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The flowering plant Magnolia guatemalensis.
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A tree Pouteria sapota, or its fruit.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
mamey
Plural:
mameys

Origin of mamey

  • Spanish from Arawak or Taíno

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Spanish mamey, from Taino.

    From Wiktionary