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Definition of the noun ackee

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noun - plural: ackees

  1. red pear-shaped tropical fruit with poisonous seeds; flesh is poisonous when unripe or overripe
    • lexical domain: Foods & Drinks - nouns denoting foods and drinks
    • synonym of ackee: akee
    • more generic term: edible fruit = edible reproductive body of a seed plant especially one having sweet flesh
    • part of: akee / akee tree / Blighia sapida = widely cultivated in tropical and subtropical regions for its fragrant flowers and colorful fruits

Alternative definition of the noun ackee

noun

  1. Variant form of akee.

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Who is Ackee?

Ackee a.k.a. アッキー is a musician, composer.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Ackee

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Google previewCaribbean Vegan (2016)

Meat-Free, Egg-Free, Dairy-Free, Authentic Island Cuisine for Every Occasion by Taymer Mason

Ackee Scramble This recipe will have you talking about Jamaican ackee for a long time. Ackee is a fruit related to the lychee and longan. It is native ...

Google previewWe Will Carry on (2009)

by Judy & Trena Rogers

Our first night there, they served us ackee and boiled green bananas. Ackee is a fruit that ...

Google previewMore Folk Strings for String Quartet or String Orchestra

by Joanne Martin

An ackee is a Jamaican vegetable, and a quatty is a coin worth about a penny.慨 cm The syncopated calypso rhythm is easier to feel than to read. It may be helpful to sing the melody or to play groups of eighth notes, accenting the fourth and ...

Google previewContemporary Caribbean Cooking (2008)

by Sally Miller

An ackee is a red pear-shaped fruit that ripens on its tree and bursts open to reveal 3 large jet-black seeds that are surrounded by a cream<oloured aril. It is this aril which is then harvested and cooked. Delicious even when only dashed with a ...

Google previewHigglers in Kingston (2011)

Women's Informal Work in Jamaica by Winnifred Brown-Glaude

The ackee is the national fruit of Jamaica and is a main ingredient in Jamaica's national dish—ackee and saltfish. Callaloo is similar to spinach. 19. For instance, the newspapers often portrayed the market women at the Papine Market as ...

Google previewFood Around the World (1986)

by Jenny Ridgwell, Judy Ridgway

Ackee is a fruit which is eaten as a vegetable and is specially popular in Jamaica. When ripe, the red fruits burst open, showing three black seeds on top of yellow fleshy 'fingers'. This flesh can be eaten fried or boiled for about 15 minutes.

Google previewThe Great St. Louis Eats Book (2005)

by Joe Pollack, Ann Lemons Pollack

Ackee is a seasonal dish, from a tree named for Captain Bligh of Mutiny on the Bounty. It's cooked until tender and then sauteed with onions, tomato, celery, seasonings and the shredded, salted cod. The slightly odd taste of the fish may put ...

Google previewMore Folk Strings for Solo Instruments (2003)

Solo Viola by Joanne Martin

An ackee is a Jamaican vegetable, and a quatty is a coin ...

Google previewFood Safety (2003)

Contaminants and Toxins by J. P. Felix D'Mello

Ackee is a native of west Africa; in the 18th century, the plant was imported into the West Indies, including Jamaica, ...

Google previewVisits to the Museum of the Manchester Natural History Society (1857)

by Thomas Ashton (M.D.)

The fruit is called Ackee in this species and has some similarity to ...

Google previewAlphabet Cooking: C is for Caribbean  (2017)

by Quadrille

ackee is a scarlet pear-shaped fruit related to the lychee. It is the national fruit of Jamaica where it is widely eaten. It is available canned. breadfruit is a starchy fruit used in both savoury and sweet dishes. calabaza pumpkin is a large winter ...

Google previewJournal of Taste (1904)

The ackee is a very picturesque fruit. It has a brilliant scarlet rind, a white pulpy interior, and jet black pips. W'hen ripe, it splits open on the ...

Google previewThey Eat That? A Cultural Encyclopedia of Weird and Exotic Food from around the World (2012)

A Cultural Encyclopedia of Weird and Exotic Food from around the World by Jonathan Deutsch, Natalya Murakhver

Ackee, sometimes spelled akee, is a bright red tropical fruit. It has three main parts, the exterior pod, and the seeds and the arils (seed coverings) on the inside . During its eight-week maturation process, the ackee pod changes from green to ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Toxicology (2005)

by Bruce Anderson, Ann de Peyster, Shayne C. Gad, P.J. Bert Hakkinen, Michael Kamrin, Betty Locey, Harihara M. Mehendale, Carey Pope, Lee Shugart

Description Ackee isa fruitbearing treedistributed throughout Africa, the Caribbean,and tropicalareas. Uses When ripe, the fruit isedibleand a normal dietary constituent in some cultures. Exposure Routes and Pathways Ingestion of ...

Google previewSweet Treats around the World: An Encyclopedia of Food and Culture (2014)

An Encyclopedia of Food and Culture by Timothy G. Roufs, Kathleen Smyth Roufs

The Ackee Fruit (Blighia sapida) and Its Associated Toxic Effects.‰ The Science Creative Quarterly ...

Google previewLMH Official Dictionary of Jamaican History (2004)

by Kevin S. Harris

Ackee Fruit Blighia sapida (The main ingredient of Jamaica's national dish, Ackee and Saltfish) Blue Mahoe Hibiscus elatus Lignum Vitae ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Food Safety (2013)

Occurrence Saponins are mostly associated with the plant ackee (Blighia sapida) , the fruits of which are a popular food item in Jamaica. Blighia sapida is a tall tree found originally in Africa and introduced into the West Indies at the end of the ...

Google previewThe Diner's Dictionary (2012)

Word Origins of Food and Drink by John Ayto

ackee Ackee, or akee, is the...

The name ackee comes from Kru, a group of West African languages. açorda A frugal bread-based Portuguese dish, somewhere between a ...

Google previewFoods & Nutrition Encyclopedia, 2nd Edition (1993)

by Marion Eugene Ensminger, Audrey H. Ensminger

ACKEE. The fruit of a tree (Blighia satida) which grows in the West Indies and South America. People who eat the unripe or bruised fruit may suffer severe low blood sugar which Is accompanied by extreme nausea, convulsions, or even death.

Google previewLewis' Dictionary of Toxicology (1998)

by Robert Alan Lewis

ackee. See Blighia sapida. ackee poisoning (Jamaican vomiting sickness). an acute and often fatal ...

Google previewFoods & Nutrition Encyclopedia, Two Volume Set (1993)

by Marion Eugene Ensminger, Audrey H. Ensminger

ACKEE. The fruit of a tree (Blighia satida) which grows in the West Indies and South America. People who eat the unripe or bruised fruit may suffer severe low blood sugar which is accompanied by extreme nausea, convulsions, or even death.

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Scrabble value of A1C3K5E1E1

The value of this 5-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the second edition of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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