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ack·ee

 (ăk′ē, ə-kē′)
n.
Variant of akee.

ackee

(ˈækiː) or

akee

n
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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A "big part of our journey", she spent the summer holidays training the brothers to make staple Jamaican dishes like ackee and salt fish and then helped make their YouTube careers possible "because she opened up her home" - it's where they still film their videos.
"Our nan (Lurline) is our inspiration; she's an amazing lady," says Shaun reverently, She trained them up to make staple Jamaican dishes like ackee and salted fish.
A "big part of our journey", she spent the summer holidays training the brothers to make staple Jamaican dishes like ackee and salt fish, and then helped make their YouTube careers possible "because she opened up her home" - it's where they still film their videos.
In addition, the Jamaica Exporters' Association (JEA) predicts that the ackee market will witness excellent growth in the upcoming years with increasing demand for Jamaican crops.
Summary: In addition, the Jamaica Exporters' Association (JEA) predicts that the ackee market will witness excellent growth in the upcoming years with increasing demand for Jamaican crops.
Follow in the footsteps of Marilyn Monroe at the luxurious Jamaica Inn at Ocho Rios, where you can experience an authentic Jamaican breakfast of ackee and saltfish for PS15, as the sun rises over the white sands.
THE human race is blessed by God with fruits that could be eaten fresh or cooked, such is the Ackee fruit popularly called Ishin in Yoruba.
Stop off for an Ackee Patty at Adwa Nutrition for Life, an unassuming health food store in the Westgate Shopping Mall just minutes from the airport.
I'm up really early on Christmas Day and we have a Caribbean breakfast of eggnog and ackee and saltfish.
In a poetic-like rendering, the narrator recounts a sampling of the island's tribulations: "A woman at the bus stop has a gun in her brassiere / the light turns red and / a grandmother dreams of Zion-high / a schoolgirl sucks salt-water tears / pigeons pick mould from a piece of dry bread / green mangos fall before they can ripe / sorry, no jobs / the baby's milk spoils in the hot sun / the clouds over Kingston heavy with cares-of-life tears / Public Works on strike / weevils in the flour / an eviction notice nailed to the door / rotten chicken-back in the market / sorry, no job / the childrens coffins are made of pine / sorry no / the goat tied to the ackee tree cannot bleat / sorry.
Carolan said: "We hope he will make a similar impact as Bundee Ackee did.