Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A Chinese tree (Diospyros kaki) having large, edible, orange to reddish fruit with orange flesh and an enlarged, persistent calyx.
  • n. The fruit of this tree.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Alternative spelling of khaki.
  • n. A persimmon.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The persimmon of Japan, or Chinese date, Diospyros Kaki, or its fruit.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. small deciduous Asiatic tree bearing large red or orange edible astringent fruit
  • n. blackish stilt of New Zealand sometimes considered a color phase of the white-headed stilt

Etymologies

Japanese.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Japanese  (kaki, "persimmon"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • There is an exquisite Japanese iris-flower, of rainbow-violet colour, which flower is named kaki - tsubata; and there is a song about that flower called kaki-tsubata-no - uta.

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  • Japanese restaurant or izakaya, I would always order a dish of fried appetizer and my favorite is deep-fried oysters or panko-crusted oysters. is called kaki fry or kaki furai, and those two words are probably the first few

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  • (simple open-air eateries) and mobile food carts called kaki lima, which literally translates as "five feet" -- it refers to the sum of the vendor's two feet and the cart's three (two wheels in the front and one supporting leg in the rear).

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  • Ai, I was surprised to see called 'kaki' on the label.

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  • So now I have a need for a dessert recipe for the french squash (courge) or persimmon (kaki) that I could see everywhere.

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  • We use to eat when the fruits got really soft and sometimes we eat kaki with Williams liqueur (I love it)!!! maralenenok

    Taste Test: Persimmon - Boing Boing

  • Persimmon is called kaki in Japanese, and it has been constantly battling against mangoes for first place on my list of favorite fruits.

    Taste Test: Persimmon - Boing Boing

  • As I understand it, only Japanese persimmons (the most common variety) are called kaki.

    Taste Test: Persimmon - Boing Boing

  • They sell them here in London on Portobello Market, near me and I seem to remember seeing them lots of other places (Sainsburys, Tescos), never as persimmon, they're called sharon fruit or kaki fruit.

    Taste Test: Persimmon - Boing Boing

  • Likewise the lad in kaki gear is just a lad from over here.

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  • (n): persimmon

    January 7, 2009