Definition of mammee in English:


(also mamee, mamey)

Pronunciation /mäˈmā/ /-ˈmē/ /ˈmæmi/


  • 1

    (also mammee apple)
    A tropical American tree having large edible red fruit with red rind and sweet yellow flesh.

    Mammea americana, family Guttiferae

    ‘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.’
  • 2

    (also mammee sapote)
    A Central American tree having edible russet fruit with spicy red flesh.

    Pouteria sapota, family Sapotaceae


Late 16th century from Spanish mamei, from Taino.