1. [syn: marmalade tree, mammee, sapote, Pouteria zapota, Calocarpum zapota]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Marmalade \Mar"ma*lade\ (m[aum]r"m[.a]*l[=a]d), n. [F.
marmelade, Pg. marmelada, fr. marm['e]lo a quince, fr. L.
melimelum honey apple, Gr. meli`mhlon a sweet apple, an apple
grafted on a quince; me`li honey + mh^lon apple. Cf.
A preserve or confection made of the pulp of fruit, as the
quince, pear, apple, orange, etc., boiled with sugar, and
brought to a jamlike consistency.
Marmalade tree (Bot.), a sapotaceous tree (Lucuma
mammosa) of the West Indies and Tropical America. It has
large obovate leaves and an egg-shaped fruit from three to
five inches long, containing a pleasant-flavored pulp and
a single large seed. The fruit is called marmalade, or
natural marmalade, from its consistency and flavor. [1913
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: tropical American tree having wood like mahogany and sweet
edible egg-shaped fruit; in some classifications placed in
the genus Calocarpum [syn: marmalade tree, mammee,
sapote, Pouteria zapota, Calocarpum zapota]