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noun, plural ka·kis.
  1. the Japanese persimmon tree.
  2. the fruit of this tree.
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Origin of kaki

Borrowed into English from Japanese around 1720–30
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Examples from the Web for kaki

Historical Examples

  • Kaki manaska quihampu miriac jakku, mesimbrii caphani crukkia, manaskar quebriac krusondora.

    Niels Klim's journey under the ground

    Baron Ludvig Holberg

  • Mingled with her shrieks, opprobrious epithets fell fast; the last I could distinguish were: Kaki Spalaki:—ungrateful hound!

  • He was wounded between the ankle and the heel— Dia kna luka antara mata kaki dan tumit.

    A Manual of the Malay language

    William Edward Maxwell

  • By sentence of the kaki, he had been bled, and was now on his way to the city hospital.

British Dictionary definitions for kaki


noun plural kakis
  1. another name for Japanese persimmon
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Word Origin

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