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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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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Their menus included Caribbean specialities such as brown stew chops, ackee and saltfish, Jamaican jerk chicken and curried goat.
For a true flavour of Barbados, be sure to book into Enid's to try island specialities such as flying fish and other Caribbean favourites like ackee and saltfish, washed down with colourful cocktails shaken up in the rum shack next door.
Broken down into several sections, the menu starts with 'to share' small plates including the likes of jerk corn, hot pepper shrimp, salt cod fritters and ackee hummous -- a Jamaican twist on a local favourite.
Get your tastebuds tingling with the famous jerk chicken, ackee and saltfish, curried shrimp and more.
SAVE: 59p JAMAICA | |Spicy Jerk Half Chicken with Spiced Butter (679g), Waitrose, PS4 or three for PS10 SAVE: PS | |Dunn's Jamaican Ackee in Salted Water (540g), Tesco, PS4.
Barbados native Sarah Kimon brings the flavors of the Caribbean to Old Oakland at this casual eatery, with dishes such as salt-fish ackee, curry goat, and more.
Lunch was a feast of ackee and saltfish with rice and peas at the Cracked Conch Restaurant at the beautifully appointed Luna Sea Inn.
More carefree black girls can be found in the London duo in the Ackee and Saltfish YouTube series, as well as in An African City.
Try curried goat with rice and peas (PS6), ackee and saltfish with dumplings (PS5) or fried fish (PS3) and fried plantain (PS1).
The syndrome is best known from Jamaica, where ackee is widely eaten, and occurs most frequently in 2- to 10-year-old children, who develop severe hypoglycemia and metabolic acidosis.
In Muzaffarpur, MCPG is hypothesized to cause acute hypoglycemia and illness through a similar mechanism to hypoglycin A, a toxin that has been reported to cause acute encephalopathy in the West Indies and West Africa after consumption of unripe ackee, a fruit in the same botanical family as litchi (6-9).