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1A tropical American tree having large edible red fruit with red rind and sweet yellow flesh.
- ‘Their gardens yielded arrow-root, beans, cassava, cucumbers, melons, maize, and yams; for fruit they cultivated the guava, mammee, papaw and star-apple.’
- ‘The mammee apple is native to tropical areas of the Americas.’
2A Central American tree having edible russet fruit with spicy red flesh.
Late 16th century: from Spanish mamei, from Taino.
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