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Definition of the noun akee
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noun - plural: akees
- 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: akee tree
- more generic term: fruit tree = tree bearing edible fruit
- part: ackee = 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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- 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 akee: ackee
- more generic term: edible fruit = edible reproductive body of a seed plant especially one having sweet flesh
- part of: akee tree / Blighia sapida = widely cultivated in tropical and subtropical regions for its fragrant flowers and colorful fruits
Alternative definition of the noun akee
- A tropical evergreen tree (Blighia sapida) related to the lychee and longan.
- The fruit of the ackee, of which only the arils are edible, the remainder being poisonous.
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A Case-Oriented Approach by John Joseph Fenton
Akee is a staple in the diet of the people of Jamaica, British West Indies. It is safe when the raw fruit or the spoiled aril (as poisonous as unripe fruit) is avoided. It is believed that the metabolite of hypoglycin, methylene cyclopropane acetic acid, ...
Containing Full and Complete Information as to the History, Traditions, Uses, Propagation and Culture of Such Fruits as are Suitable to Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia, Queensland, Western Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand ... by David Alexander Crichton
The Akee is a native of Western Africa, and was taken to the West Indies by Captain Bligh, who also introduced the ...
The akee is a tree about thirty feet in height ; the leaves resemble those of the ash ; the flowers are small and white, and are produced in branched spikes; the fruit is about the size of a hen's egg, oblong, ribbed, and compressed in the middle, ...
by Lewis S. Nelson, Richard D. Shih, Michael J. Balick
When ripe, Akee is a traditional food in Jamaica, where the aril is cooked with codfish. Toxin: Hypoglycin A, a cyclopropylamino acid.This toxin and its metabolites inhibit fatty acid ...
The Compendium of Cooking with Fruit - Hundreds of Recipes Accompanied by Nutritional and Botanical Information (2014)
Akee is the name given to a tree, Blighia sapida,
The Floria of To-day (1889)
A Guide for Tourists and Settlers by James Wood Davidson
The akee is a native of Africa. Botanists know it as ...
A Profile of Economic Plants (1987)
by John C. Roecklein, Ping Sun Leung
170 Summary : Akee is a tree planted for its edible, fully-ripened fruit aril. Unripe or damaged fruit should not be eaten because of a toxic peptide, hypoglycin A. Carefully selected fruit arils are eaten fresh or cooked. Trees bear both ...
Common Names, Scientific Names, Eponyms, Synonyms, and Etymology (5 Volume Set) by Umberto Quattrocchi
Fruits edible, but children often poisoned by cooked akee water. Stem bark and leaves used externally as body stimulant, a weak decoction used in wasting disease. Various parts of the tree used to expel parasites and to treat dysentery, ...
Common Names, Scientific Names, Eponyms, Synonyms, and Etymology by Umberto Quattrocchi
sapida Konig English: akee apple Cameroon: abale, ndamba Gabon: ngwin, ekom Nigeria: ishin, ukpe; gwanja kusa (Hausa); feso (Fula); ila ( Nupe); isin (Yoruba); ukpe (Edo); ukpe rerhen (Urhobo); abikotor (Itsekiri); ilipa ...
Dictionary of Food (2009)
International Food and Cooking Terms from A to Z by Charles Sinclair
akee The fruit ofasmall African tree,Blighia sapida, introduced tothe Caribbean by Captain Bligh and now extensively grown there. The soft ...
by Myles H. Bader
Akee is grown in Jamaica and is very popular throughout the Caribbean. When mature, the fruit splits open, exposing the edible white aril, the outer covering of the seed. ALCOHOL (cooking with) FREEZING FOODS WITH ALCOHOL If you are ...
by Douglas M. Considine
AKEE. Also known as the akee apple ...
by Jeffrey B. Harborne, Herbert Baxter
Akee. Fruit arils of Blighia sapida (Sapindaceae), a tree from West Africa. Food plant. The unripe aril contains toxic amounts of the non-protein amino acid, hypoglycin A, which can cause hypoglycaemia, or 'vomiting sickness'. This is a popular ...
A Dictionary of Popular Names of the Plants which Furnish the Natural and Acquired Wants of Man, in All Matters of Domestic and General Economy (1882)
Their History, Products, & Uses by John Smith
Akee, the native name for the fruit of Blighia sapida, a tree of the Soapberry family (Sapindaceae), native of Western tropical Africa, early introduced into the West Indies, and now spread into other tropical countries. It is common in Jamaica, ...
by Robert Alan Lewis
akee, Akee. 1: Blighia sapida. 2: the native Jamaican name for the fruit of B. sapida. Aki. Blighia sapida. akinesis. the absence or cessation of movement. akipom. Bitis arietans. Akocanthera. Acocanthera. Al.. the ...
(Except Ornamentals) by Peter Hanelt, Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research
Akee, ackee, akee-apple; Fr. ris de veau vegetal, arbre fricassee G. Aki-Pflaume; Sp. huevo vegetal, seso vegetal, aki; Port, castanha de Africa; kaka, finzan, akye, ishin (W Africa; still more names in dialects). W Africa: Senegal to Gabon.
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Scrabble value of A1K5E1E1
The value of this 4-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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