mamoncillo


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ma·mon·cil·lo

 (mä′mōn-sē′yō)
n. pl. ma·mon·cil·los
See genip.

[American Spanish, from diminutive of mamón, papaya, genip, from Spanish, suckling, sucker (probably applied to the genip because the flesh of its fruit is sucked out of its skin whole), from mamar, to suck, from Old Spanish, from Latin mammāre, to give suck, from mamma, breast, teat; see mā- in Indo-European roots.]
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Noun1.mamoncillo - tropical American tree bearing a small edible fruit with green leathery skin and sweet juicy translucent pulpmamoncillo - tropical American tree bearing a small edible fruit with green leathery skin and sweet juicy translucent pulp
genip, Spanish lime - round one-inch Caribbean fruit with green leathery skin and sweet juicy translucent pulp; eaten like grapes
fruit tree - tree bearing edible fruit
genus Melicocca, genus Melicoccus, Melicocca, Melicoccus - tropical American trees and shrubs bearing berries
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