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English Dictionary: marmalade tree by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
marmalade tree
n
  1. tropical American tree having wood like mahogany and sweet edible egg-shaped fruit; in some classifications placed in the genus Calocarpum
    Synonym(s): marmalade tree, mammee, sapote, Pouteria zapota, Calocarpum zapota
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Marmalade \Mar"ma*lade\, n. [F. marmelade, Pg. marmelada, fr.
      marm[82]lo a quince, fr. L. melimelum honey apple, Gr. [?] a
      sweet apple, an apple grafted on a quince; [?] honey + [?]
      apple. Cf. {Mellifluous}, {Melon}.]
      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 consistence.
  
      {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.
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