Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun red pear-shaped tropical fruit with poisonous seeds; its flesh is poisonous when unripe or overripe.

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  • noun Variant form of akee.

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  • noun red pear-shaped tropical fruit with poisonous seeds; flesh is poisonous when unripe or overripe

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Examples

  • The ackee is the crazy fruit pictured above, related somewhat to lychee nuts, and to eat it requires taking out the poisonous big black seeds and de-veining the “bready” sections.

    Report from Jamaica

  • Discover the secrets behind the island's jerk spices, and learn how to prepare exotic fruits such as ackee and traditional dishes like 'Run Down' during the interactive culinary session.

    Peter Greenberg - Editor's Pick

  • New Year's Eve is my favorite because we are treated to saltfish (cod fish) and ackee with dumplings (fried biscuits) and yams (white) and boiled green bananas for breakfast.

    Trina Sargalski: Festive Sorrel Wine for the Holidays

  • Fully plump, after indulging in a complete Jamaican breakfast on the plane: ackee, saltfish, coco-bread and plantain chips something I would definitely not recommend before doing on-camera work at a lingerie show, I landed in Kingston ready to "dutty wiiine" it up--or at least relax and make a quick stop at the delectable Manley Airport veggie juice bar for a healthy detox.

    Chie Davis: Kingston Lingerie and Swimwear Fashion Show

  • Fully plump, after indulging in a complete Jamaican breakfast on the plane: ackee, saltfish, coco-bread and plantain chips something I would definitely not recommend before doing on-camera work at a lingerie show, I landed in Kingston ready to "dutty wiiine" it up--or at least relax and make a quick stop at the delectable Manley Airport veggie juice bar for a healthy detox.

    Chie Davis: Kingston Lingerie and Swimwear Fashion Show

  • New Year's Eve is my favorite because we are treated to saltfish (cod fish) and ackee with dumplings (fried biscuits) and yams (white) and boiled green bananas for breakfast.

    Trina Sargalski: Festive Sorrel Wine for the Holidays

  • Fully plump, after indulging in a complete Jamaican breakfast on the plane: ackee, saltfish, coco-bread and plantain chips something I would definitely not recommend before doing on-camera work at a lingerie show, I landed in Kingston ready to "dutty wiiine" it up--or at least relax and make a quick stop at the delectable Manley Airport veggie juice bar for a healthy detox.

    Chie Davis: Kingston Lingerie and Swimwear Fashion Show

  • New Year's Eve is my favorite because we are treated to saltfish (cod fish) and ackee with dumplings (fried biscuits) and yams (white) and boiled green bananas for breakfast.

    Trina Sargalski: Festive Sorrel Wine for the Holidays

  • I can tell you for sure that the jerk chicken, the ackee, and the conch dishes in Jamaica are the VERY best on the planet.

    Jamaican Dutchy Will Actually Be Back on Tuesday (With a Bunch of New Stuff) | Midtown Lunch - Finding Lunch in the Food Wasteland of NYC's Midtown Manhattan

  • New Year's Eve is my favorite because we are treated to saltfish (cod fish) and ackee with dumplings (fried biscuits) and yams (white) and boiled green bananas for breakfast.

    Trina Sargalski: Festive Sorrel Wine for the Holidays

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  • Blighia sapida, named after Captain Bligh of The Bounty fame.

    October 20, 2009

  • sal'fish and

    October 20, 2009

  • Also achee, akee, vegetable brains, and vegetable egg. The cooked pulp of this Caribbean fruit looks and tastes like scrambled eggs and so is paired with other ingredients, like salt cod in Jamaica. Only the yellow pulp of ripe ackees is edible. Beware: Eating under-ripe ackees that haven't opened on their own, or eating the pink portion of ripe ackees, can cause vomiting and death.

    May 11, 2010

  • " "Mmm," said Ryan, who was happily shoveling a plate of ackee and saltfish into his mouth on the other side of the tiny kitchen table."

    White Teeth by Zadie Smith, p 33 of the Vintage International paperback

    January 20, 2011