[ kahy-ap-uh l ]
/ ˈkaɪˌæp əl /


a thorny shrub or small tree, Dovyalis caffra, of southern Africa, having round, yellow, juicy-pulped, cranberry-flavored fruit that is edible only when cooked.

Origin of kei-apple

1855–60; named after Great Kei, river in Cape Province, South Africa Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019