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Definition of the noun akee tree

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noun

  1. widely cultivated in tropical and subtropical regions for its fragrant flowers and colorful fruits; introduced in Jamaica by William Bligh

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Google previewPharmaceutical 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 ...

Google previewCollier's New Encyclopedia (1921)

A Loose-leaf and Self-revising Reference Work ; with Illustrations and Ninety-six Maps

samda is the ash leaved akee tree.

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

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 ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Modern Gardening (1847)

by George William Johnson

Akee Tree ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia 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.

Google previewThe 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)

Part 1

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 ...

Google previewThe New standard encyclopedia (1907)

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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