Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A tree (Mammea americana) of the West Indies and northern South America having glossy leaves, white fragrant flowers, and large edible brown fruit.
  • noun The fruit of this tree, having firm juicy yellow or orange flesh and toxic seeds.

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  • noun The evergreen tree Mammea americana, or its edible fruit
  • noun The flowering plant Magnolia guatemalensis
  • noun A tree Pouteria sapota, or its fruit.

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

  • noun globular or ovoid tropical fruit with thick russet leathery rind and juicy yellow or reddish flesh
  • noun tropical American tree having edible fruit with a leathery rind

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Spanish, from Arawak or Taíno.]

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From Spanish mamey, from Taino.

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