ackee

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noun \ˈa-ˌkē, a-ˈkē\
variants: or less commonly

Definition of ackee

  1. :  the fruit of an African tree (Blighia sapida) of the soapberry family grown in the Caribbean area, Florida, and Hawaii for its white or yellowish fleshy aril that is edible when ripe but is poisonous when immature or overripe and that has a toxic pink raphe attaching the aril to the seed; also :  the tree

Origin and Etymology of ackee

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1794


Medical Dictionary

ackee

ack·ee

Medical Definition of ackee

variant of akee

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