Definition of Akee in English :

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Akee meaning in English

Meaning of Akee in English

Pronunciation of Akee in English

Akee pronunciation in English

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1. akee, akee tree, blighia sapida

widely cultivated in tropical and subtropical regions for its fragrant flowers and colorful fruits; introduced in Jamaica by William Bligh

2. ackee, akee

red pear-shaped tropical fruit with poisonous seeds; flesh is poisonous when unripe or overripe

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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1. A tropical western African evergreen tree (Blighia sapida) having leathery red-and-yellow fruits. It is naturalized and cultivated in the tropics and in Florida.
2. The edible, fleshy, ripe aril of this tree, especially popular as a food in Jamaica. The seeds and unripe arils are poisonous.

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