The mammaea Americana Lin. Sp. Pl. 731, mammoe, momin, or toddy tree, is a fine tall tree, constantly of a beautiful green colour, somewhat resembling the walnut tree. Its trunk rises to the height of seventy feet, and is terminated by a number of branches which form a vast pyramidal crown. The fruit is twice as large as the fist, and is very agreeable. This tree is found in different parts of the West Indies, but the best are those on the island of Hispaniola. From incisions made in the branches a copious discharge of pellucid liquor, called momin, or toddy wine, is produced, which must be drunk sparingly, as it is a powerful diuretic; but it is esteemed a preservative from, and a solvent of, the stone. The fruit is sweet, and of an aromatic flavour; but the two first shells, as well as the pulp which surrounds the kernels, must be removed, since the latter leaves a very permanent bitter in the mouth. It is usually eaten at tables, cut in slices, and macerated in sweet wine. Excellent marmalade is prepared from it by the addition of sugar and spices, which is often brought to Europe as a dry preserve. Brandy distilled from the flowers is highly pleasant, and called the Creole liqueur. The gum of the bark kills the chiques which often infest the feet of the Creoles. The Asiatic species is referred, by modern botanists, to the new genus butonica, formed chiefly from the eugenia of Linnaeus, with the baringtonia, the commcrsonia of Foster, and someothers. A plant which appears to be of this genus, the inammea humilis, Vahl suspects to be the rhedia laterifolia Lin. Sp. Pl. 719. See Raii Historia.