Definitions starting with A

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akee, ackee, achee

/ákiy/ [from Kru a-kee W3] n. a tree, Blighia sapida, or its edible fruit: 1889 Akee . . . a handsome tree, 30 feet high (Gardner 373). 1928 The akee . . . came originally from Africa (Curry 62). 1978 Fried Achee: after removing seeds . . a fiery pink skin will be found on the. cream-coloured meat (Higgs 51). (Exuma, Inagua)

Tags: food, fruit, plant

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Last update: 2010-09-06 06:44
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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