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akee

[uh-kee] /əˈki/
noun
1.
a tropical tree, Blighia sapida, of the soapberry family, cultivated for the edible aril of its seeds.
Also, ackee.
Origin of akee
Kru
1785-1795
1785-95; allegedly < Kru
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British Dictionary definitions for akee

ackee

/ˈækiː/
noun
1.
  1. a sapindaceous tree, Blighia sapida, native to tropical Africa and cultivated in the Caribbean for its fruit, edible when cooked
  2. the red pear-shaped fruit of this tree
2.
a sapindaceous tree, Melicoccus bijugatus, that grows on some Caribbean islands and is valued for its timber and edible fruit
3.
the green tough-skinned berry of this tree
Word Origin
C18: of African origin
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