Species Detail

Pyrus malus L.
Apple tree


Scientific Name:  
Pyrus malus L.
Common Name:  
Apple tree
Myaamia Name:  
mihšiimišaahkwa
Uses:  
Food
Harvest Seasons:  
Undetermined
Habitats:  
Undetermined
Locations:  
Undetermined
Growth Forms:  
Undetermined

Myaamia Archival Sources  
Pyrus malus L.
Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
N/A Food  At the entrance of the River detroit . . . Grande Ile. The last is very beautiful, fertile, and large . . . This island has an extraordinary number of appletrees; those who have seen The apples on the ground say that they lie more than a half a foot thick, and the apples-trees are planted as if it had been done on purpose. These apples are as large as small sweet apples [pommes d'api, "bee-apples"].
Anonymous 1837 Use - Unknown 
Rafert, S. 1996 Use - Food  crab apples used as a snack food when in the woods
Gatschet, A.S. ca. 1895 Use - Food  modern traditional crop. In the traditional story of Young Thunder William Pecongah; he describes the crops he had growing on his land 160 acres of reserve in central Indiana. "There I planted corn; wheat; potatoes; peas; tobacco; beans; apple trees; pumpkins; watermelons; cucumbers; onions; hay; straw; gooseberries; raspberries; blackberries; currants; turnips; tomatoes; pawpaws; cherries; strawberries; plums; blackhaws; peaches; walnut trees; pecans; hickory nuts; barley and rye."
Gravier, J. ca. 1700 Use - Unknown  "michiminja un pommier"; an apple tree
Kerr, J. 1935 Use - Unknown  "remezuhqu; apple tree"
Gatschet, A.S. ca. 1895 Use - Unknown  "micimizhaxkwaki; apple trees"
Pinet, P.F. 1696-circa 1700 Use - Unknown  "michiminja"; apple
Dunn, J.P. Circa 1900 Use - Unknown  "miciminjakwa; [apple] tree"
Botanical Sources  
Pyrus malus L.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
Gleason, H.A. & Cronquist, A. 1991   A native of Europe and Asia; occurring as a cultivated plant throughout eastern and western Miami lands
Related Sources  
Pyrus malus L.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
No Reference Specified   Related Miami words: mihsimina apple fruit; mihsimina ahkanimina apple seed
Kohn, R.W; Lynwood, M.R; Edmunds, D; Mannering, M.; 1997   Keller George Oneida described the creation of crabapple trees
Dunn, J.P. Circa 1900   "For example, cider in Miami is me-she-min-ah-po-i--me-she-min being the word for apple, from me-she, big, and min, a berry, fruit or grain. Hence apple-drink, apple-water."