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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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Breakfast, for example, could not be further from a traditional "full English" and will feature corn meal porridge, braised liver, ackee and saltfish, boiled yellow yams and fried bammies.
You might think it's just jerk chicken and ackee and saltfish, but there are a whole load of other dishes that you don't even get over here.
ACKEE and saltfish, curried goat, jerk chicken and roti are among the Caribbean delights on offer at Marinades - a genuine one-off in Cheltenham.
Caribbean brand Walkerswood, distributed by RH Amar, offers a range of sauces and marinades as well as jerk seasoning and canned Jamaican vegetables such as ackee and callaloo.
Our case description has similarities to the out break of encephalopathy in Burkino Faso, due to consumption of unripe ackee fruit (28).
For my main course - though normally I wouldn't put all these dishes together in one meal - 1 would have ackee and salt fish.
Coconut, green and yellow papayas, tamarinds, jack fruit, mangoes, bananas, plantains, bread fruit, ackee (a fruit), dasheen, callalou leaves, banana leaves, pineapple, passion fruits, lobster, red snapper, reef fish, conch, tomatoes, pumpkin, corn, curry, allspice, bay leaves, nutmeg, cinnamon, habanero peppers, seasoned peppers and coffee are some of the common signature foods in the islands that you'll find interpreted in different ways, adds Andersson.
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market to Jamaica's canned ackee exports has sparked a renewed interest in this industry both locally and overseas, reports CANA (April 1, 2001).
Lesley Waters serves up a delicious vegetarian harvest festival, while Rosamund Grant points out the delicate difference between an ackee and a christophene.
IT'S A FAMILIAR SIGHT AT MOST JAMAICAN families' Sunday dinners: rice and peas, ox tails, yam, curry goat, callaloo, ackee and salt fish -- and some sorrel to wash it all down.