Ackee

Unripe ackee fruit growing on this tree in Jamaica is poisonous in this unripened state.
Categories: Medicinal Plant
Ackee (Wiktionary)

English

Alternative forms

  • achee, akee

Etymology

From Akan akye.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈækiː/, /əˈkiː/
  • Rhymes: -iː (one pronunciation)

Noun

ackee (plural ackees)

  1. A tropical evergreen tree, Blighia sapida, related to the lychee and longan.
    • 1883, Daniel Morris, The Colony of British Honduras, Its Resources and Prospects, London: Edward Stanford, Chapter 7, p. 113,[1]
      The beautiful Akee (Blighia sapida), originally brought from the West Coast of Africa by slave ships, is now a common tree in the West Indies, and I noticed several fine specimens in Belize.
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