Definitions starting with M

ID #2110

manchineedle, manchineely

(Andros); manjaneedle (Mayag.); marchin' eel (White); machinella (Nassau); machineel [cf. Car, manjeneel etc. idem; cf. OED forms manchinello, machineel from Sp. manzanilla, diminutive of manzana apple] n. manchineel, a tree (Hippomane mancinella) with poisonous, caustic, milky sap and fruit resembling an apple: 1975 Lesser known hardwoods... machinella (Albury 79). 1977 machineel (Albury 25).

Tags: noun, plant, tree

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Last update: 2010-11-04 00:53
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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