mamey
mamey(
mah
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mey
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (fruit)
a. mammee (red or yellow flesh)
La pulpa carnosa del mamey tiene un sabor parecido al albaricoque.The taste of mammee's pulpy flesh is similar to that of the apricot.
b. mamey (red or yellow flesh)
Normalmente el mamey tiene una o dos semillas enormes.Usually there are one or two huge seeds in a mamey.
c. mammee apple (yellow flesh)
La forma redonda del mamey recuerda a los cocos.The round shape of mammee apples reminds of coconuts.
d. mammee sapote (red flesh)
La forma ovalada de los mameyes parece una almendra gigante.The oval shape of mammee sapotes looks like a giant almond.
2. (botany)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. mammee (mammea americana or pouteria sapota)
La madera del mamey no es apta para fabricar muebles por su inestabilidad.Mammee wood can't be used to make furniture because of its instability.
b. mamey (mammea americana or pouteria sapota)
Las flores blancas del mamey huelen de maravilla.The mamey's white flowers smell delicious.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(something that is easy)
Regionalism used in Puerto Rico
(Puerto Rico)
a. piece of cake
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
¿Sabes cómo arreglar esto? - Claro, ¡eso es un mamey!Do you know how to fix this? - Of course, it's a piece of cake!
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(muscular)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. muscly
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
¿Te gusta más ese chavo mamey o aquel flaquito?Which do you like better, that muscly guy or that skinny one over there?
b. built
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Órale, tu hermano ya se puso bien mamey.Wow, your brother has gotten really built.
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mamey
(Latinoamérica) mammee apple; mamey
ser mamey colorado (Caribe) to be out of this world
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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