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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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PrimePak s beginning started in the laboratories of the Nutrition and Food Science department of the University of Ghana, where production of Jamaican Ackees was started for the firm s first client; Evans Gray and Hood of UK.
Only properly ripened ackees, without seeds, membrane, or outer rind, would be used in canning.
There were two a la carte restaurants, a cafe and the terrace buffet which featured delicious local dishes like jerk chicken and ackees (a fruit which looks like scrambled eggs when cooked).
Company is agriprocessor of spices, sauces and condiments and producer of canned products such as canned ackees.
Exotic fruits include coconut, guavas, mangoes, papaya, pineapples, bananas, custard apples, passion fruit, tamarind and, of course, ackees.
Produces mainly canned products such as ackees and Jerk seasonings, sauces and condiments.
recently lifted a long-standing ban on Jamaican ackees, opening up a multi-million market in the U.