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 (ăk′ē, ə-kē′)
Variant of akee.


(ˈækiː) or


1. (Plants)
a. a sapindaceous tree, Blighia sapida, native to tropical Africa and cultivated in the Caribbean for its fruit, edible when cooked
b. the red pear-shaped fruit of this tree
2. (Plants) a sapindaceous tree, Melicoccus bijugatus, that grows on some Caribbean islands and is valued for its timber and edible fruit
3. (Cookery) the green tough-skinned berry of this tree
[C18: of African origin]
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Noun1.ackee - red pear-shaped tropical fruit with poisonous seedsackee - red pear-shaped tropical fruit with poisonous seeds; flesh is poisonous when unripe or overripe
edible fruit - edible reproductive body of a seed plant especially one having sweet flesh
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
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