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Definition of the noun akee tree
What does akee tree mean as a name of something?
- widely cultivated in tropical and subtropical regions for its fragrant flowers and colorful fruits; introduced in Jamaica by William Bligh
- lexical domain: Plants - nouns denoting plants
- scientific names: Akea solitaria / species Akea solitaria / Akeesia africana / species Akeesia africana / Cupania akeesia / species Cupania akeesia / Cupania sapida / species Cupania sapida / Sapindus obovatus / species Sapindus obovatus / Blighia sapida
- synonym of akee tree: akee
- more generic term: fruit tree = tree bearing edible fruit
- part: ackee / akee = red pear-shaped tropical fruit with poisonous seeds
- member of: Blighia / genus Blighia = small genus of western African evergreen trees and shrubs bearing fleshy capsular three-seeded fruits edible when neither unripe nor overripe
- geographic area: Caribbean
- observational distribution: specimen and observational data from the Global Biodiversity Information Facility Network (not necessarily true occurrence density gradients)
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Pharmaceutical Journal (1900)
The akee tree is a native of the coast of Guinea, in West Africa, not of Jamaica, whence the specimen of akee oil under consideration was received. According to Dr. Broughton (' Hortus ...
by George William Johnson, David Landreth
Encyclopaedia Metropolitana; or, universal dictionary of knowledge, on an original plan: comprising the twofold advantage of a philosophical and an alphabetical arrangement, with appropriate engravings (1845)
Edited by Edw. Smedley, Hugh Jam. Rose, and H. John Rose. (Text: voll. XXVI. Plates: voll. III. Index
Akee Tree, see Blighia, xv.
by Marion Eugene Ensminger, Audrey H. Ensminger
akee tree grows in Jamaica, West Indies, and in West Africa) is highly toxic, it lowers the blood sugar by blocking production of glucose in the liver." Perhaps some means will be found to reduce the toxic effects of this material so that it might ...
by Philip Miller
AKEE TREE (Blighia sapida, Aiton).
The Treasury of Botany: a Popular Dictionary of Vegetable Kingdom with which is Incorporated a Glossary of Botanical Terms Edited by John Lindley and Thomas Moore (1870)
edulis, the Akee Tree, is sometimes called Blighia sapida: which see. The Tulip Wood of eastern tropical Australia is furnished by the C'upam'a or Harpulia pendula, a tree of lofty growth, with a stem varying from eighteen to twenty inches in ...
by John Lindley, Thomas Moore
cdulis, the Akee Tree, is sometimes called Blighia sapida: which see. The Tulip Wood of eastern tropical Australia is furnished by the Oupania or Harpulia pendula, a tree of lofty growth, with a stem varying from eighteen to twenty inches in ...
Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)
A Loose-leaf and Self-revising Reference Work ... with 515 Illustrations and Ninety-six Maps
sapida is the ash leaved akee tree.
by William A. Colledge, Nathan Haskell Dole, George Jotham Hagar
sapida is the ash-leaved akee tree. Blighia is now considered only a synonym of cupania. Blight, a diseased state of cultivated plants, especially cereals and grasses. The term has been very vaguely and variously used, having, in fact, been ...
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