ackee /ˈaki / akee


I. noun

1. a tropical West African tree which is cultivated for its fruit and has been introduced into the Caribbean and elsewhere.

Blighia sapida, family Sapindaceae.
2. [ mass noun] the fruit of the ackee, which is eaten as a vegetable but is poisonous until fully ripe.

a tree full of ackees.
[ mass noun]
a dish of ackee.
– origin late 18th cent.: from Kru ākee.

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