ackee

[uh-kee]

akee

or ac·kee

[uh-kee]
noun
  1. a tropical tree, Blighia sapida, of the soapberry family, cultivated for the edible aril of its seeds.

Origin of akee

1785–95; allegedly < Kru
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British Dictionary definitions for ackee

ackee

akee

noun
    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
  1. a sapindaceous tree, Melicoccus bijugatus, that grows on some Caribbean islands and is valued for its timber and edible fruit
  2. the green tough-skinned berry of this tree

Word Origin for ackee

C18: of African origin
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