ackee

ackee
UK [ˈækɪ] / US noun [countable/uncountable]
Word forms "ackee":
singular ackee plural ackees
a red fruit from West Africa and the Caribbean that is eaten as a vegetable and grows on an ackee tree. It is poisonous until it is ripe (= has grown to its full size and is ready to eat).

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