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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-kee]
    • /əˈki/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-kee]
    • /əˈki/

Definitions of ackee word

  • noun ackee a sapindaceous tree, Blighia sapida, native to tropical Africa and cultivated in the Caribbean for its fruit, edible when cooked 3
  • noun ackee the red pear-shaped fruit of this tree 3
  • noun ackee a sapindaceous tree, Melicoccus bijugatus, that grows on some Caribbean islands and is valued for its timber and edible fruit 3
  • noun ackee the green tough-skinned berry of this tree 3
  • noun ackee a W African tree (Blighia sapida) of the soapberry family, widely grown in the tropics 3
  • noun ackee its fruit, poisonous if not ripe, and containing large, black seeds with fleshy, white arils 3

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Origin of ackee

First appearance:

before 1785
One of the 44% newest English words
1785-95; allegedly < Kru

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ackee popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 71% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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