manchineel

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Etymology[edit]

From Spanish manzanillo, from manzana (apple), from Latin malum Matianum (a kind of apple).

Noun[edit]

manchineel (plural manchineels)

  1. A tropical American tree, Hippomane mancinella, having apple-like, poisonous fruit, and a sap that causes blisters on contact with the skin

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