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Variant of akee.
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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|Noun||1.||ackee - 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