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Oxford Companion to Food

Oxford Companion to Food

By Alan Davidson

Published 2014

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wampee (or wampi) the Malay name for Clausena lansium, a Chinese fruit tree which is cultivated there, in SE Asia, and in the W. Indies. It bears clusters of small yellow-green fruits which resemble miniature limes. These contain an aromatic, mildly acid pulp which is pleasant to eat when the fruit is fully ripe. Jams are made of it.