from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A tropical American tree (Hippomane mancinella) having poisonous fruit and a milky sap that causes skin blisters on contact.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A tropical American tree, Hippomane mancinella, having apple-like, poisonous fruit, and a sap that causes blisters on contact with the skin
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A euphorbiaceous tree (Hippomane Mancinella) of tropical America, having a poisonous and blistering milky juice, and poisonous acrid fruit somewhat resembling an apple.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A tree, Hippomane Mancinella, of moderate size, found in the West Indies, Central America, and Florida.
French mancenille, from Spanish manzanilla, diminutive of manzana, apple, from Old Spanish, from Latin (māla) Matiāna, (apples) of Matius, possibly after Caius Matius Calvena (fl. first century B.C.), Roman author of a cookbook.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Spanish manzanillo, from manzana (apple), from Latin malum Matianum (a kind of apple). (Wiktionary)