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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.
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