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

  • n. A West Indian tree (Mammea americana) having glossy leaves, white fragrant flowers, and large edible drupes.
  • n. The fruit of this tree, having firm juicy flesh and toxic seeds. Also called mammee apple.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The evergreen tree Mammea americana, or its edible fruit
  • n. The flowering plant Magnolia guatemalensis
  • n. A tree Pouteria sapota, 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. tropical American tree having edible fruit with a leathery rind


Spanish, from Arawak or Taino.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Spanish mamey, from Taino. (Wiktionary)



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