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n. pl. ka·kis
1. A tree (Diospyros kaki) native to China, widely cultivated for its large edible fruit, having orange to reddish skin, orange flesh, and an enlarged, persistent calyx.
2. The fruit of this tree. In both senses also called Japanese persimmon.
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n, pl kakis
(Plants) another name for Japanese persimmon
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|Noun||1.||kaki - small deciduous Asiatic tree bearing large red or orange edible astringent fruit|
persimmon - orange fruit resembling a plum; edible when fully ripe
|2.||kaki - blackish stilt of New Zealand sometimes considered a color phase of the white-headed stilt|
genus Himantopus, Himantopus - major one of two genera of stilts; similar to avocets but with straight bills
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