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akee

alt. 1 A tropical evergreen tree, (taxlink Blighia sapida species noshow=1), related to the lychee and longan. 2 The fruit of the tree, of which only the arils are edible, the remainder being poisonous. n. 1 A tropical evergreen tree, (taxlink Blighia sapida species noshow=1), related to the lychee and longan. 2 The fruit of the tree, of which only the arils are edible, the remainder being poisonous.

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akee

akee \akee\ n. a tree ( Blighia sapida) widely cultivated in tropical and subtropical regions for its fragrant flowers and colorful fruits; introduced in Jamaica by Captain Bligh of the HMS Bounty.

Syn: akee tree.

2. red pear-shaped tropical fruit with poisonous seeds; the flesh is poisonous when unripe or overripe.

Syn: ackee

WordNet

akee

  1. n. widely cultivated in tropical and subtropical regions for its fragrant flowers and colorful fruits; introduced in Jamaica by William Bligh [syn: akee tree, Blighia sapida]

  2. red pear-shaped tropical fruit with poisonous seeds; flesh is poisonous when unripe or overripe [syn: ackee]

Usage examples of "akee".

Baru, called the Serpentslayer, and as a result, Akee was considered very sympathetic to the Kingdom, a quality not universal among the independent and tough-minded hill people of Yabon.

Erik waved good-bye to Akee, and turned his horse around as Jimmy urged his back to a walk.

Slowly the squad of fifty Hadati hillmen reached the summit, and at last Erik and Akee were alone on the beach.

They were in a sparse stand of trees, pines and aspens, and as far as he could tell, he and Akee were alone.

The supporting poles were kicked aside, and before they hit the ground Erik and Akee, along with two other men, were lifting the heavy oaken bar out of the brackets that held it in place.

She also brought something called akee, which she said she used to eat from trees in Haiti.

M, maybe I'll find your garden with cassavas and akee like you showed me and I'll know the good parts from the bad parts.