Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An American fruit tree, Mammea americana.
  • n. Its large fragrant fruit, with a thick tough ring surrounding bright yellow pulp.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A fruit tree of tropical America, belonging to the genus Mammea (Mammea Americana); also, its fruit, called the mammee apple. The latter is large, covered with a thick, tough ring, and contains a bright yellow pulp of a pleasant taste and fragrant scent. It is often called mammee apple.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The Mammea Americana, or its fruit.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. globular or ovoid tropical fruit with thick russet leathery rind and juicy yellow or reddish flesh
  • n. brown oval fruit flesh makes excellent sherbet
  • n. tropical American tree having wood like mahogany and sweet edible egg-shaped fruit; in some classifications placed in the genus Calocarpum
  • n. tropical American tree having edible fruit with a leathery rind

Etymologies

Haitian mamey. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The papayas, which the British call mammee-apple or even mummy-apple or papaw, because of the West Indian name, mamey, are much like pumpkins in appearance.

    Mystic Isles of the South Seas.

  • In Neverland, the Lost Boys and Peter Pan, “clad in skeleton leaves and the juices that ooze out of trees,” ate roasted breadfruits, mammee apples and calabashes of poe-poe.

    The Fruit Hunters

  • Amber? mai mammee hed a kitth naemed Amber….berry, berry preddee.

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  • The site of the settlement is on the right or northern bank behind the projection, a slip of morass backed by swamps and thick growths, chiefly bombax, palm and acacia, lignum vitae, the mammee-apple and the cork-tree, palmyra, pandanus, and groves of papyrus.

    Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo

  • Here, sheltered more completely than opposite the break in the reef, the artu came in places right down to the water's edge; the breadfruit trees cast the shadow of their great scalloped leaves upon the water; glades, thick with fern, wildernesses of the mammee apple, and bushes of the scarlet "wild cocoanut" all slipped by, as the dinghy, hugging the shore, crept up the lagoon.

    The Blue Lagoon: a romance

  • Artus, once so pretty a picture with their diamond-chequered trunks, lay broken and ruined; and right through the belt of mammee apple, right through the bad lands, lay a broad road, as if an army, horse, foot, and artillery, had passed that way from lagoon edge to lagoon edge.

    The Blue Lagoon: a romance

  • Dick stole out of the hut when he had assured himself from her regular breathing that she was asleep, and, pushing the tendrils and the branches of the mammee apples aside, found the beach.

    The Blue Lagoon: a romance

  • The long strip of mammee apple -- a regular sheet of it a hundred yards broad, and reaching from the middle of the island right down to the lagoon.

    The Blue Lagoon: a romance

  • Beyond lay waving chapparel, where cocoa-palms and breadfruit trees intermixed with the mammee apple and the tendrils of the wild vine.

    The Blue Lagoon: a romance

  • Their chief food was roasted breadfruit, yams, cocoa-nuts, baked pig, mammee-apples, tappa rolls and bananas, washed down with calabashes of poe-poe; but you never exactly knew whether there would be a real meal or just a make-believe, it all depended upon Peter's whim.

    Peter and Wendy

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