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.
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- 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.
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- 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
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.
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
(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).
Ai, I was surprised to see called 'kaki' on the label.
So now I have a need for a dessert recipe for the french squash (courge) or persimmon (kaki) that I could see everywhere.
We use to eat when the fruits got really soft and sometimes we eat kaki with Williams liqueur (I love it)!!! maralenenok
Persimmon is called kaki in Japanese, and it has been constantly battling against mangoes for first place on my list of favorite fruits.
As I understand it, only Japanese persimmons (the most common variety) are called kaki.
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.
Likewise the lad in kaki gear is just a lad from over here.