Definition of Blighia sapida

1. Noun. Widely cultivated in tropical and subtropical regions for its fragrant flowers and colorful fruits; introduced in Jamaica by William Bligh.

Exact synonyms: Akee, Akee Tree
Terms within: Ackee, Akee
Generic synonyms: Fruit Tree
Group relationships: Blighia, Genus Blighia

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Blighia Sapida

Blennius pholis
Blephilia celiata
Blephilia hirsuta
Blessed Trinity
Blessed Virgin
Bletia striata
Bletilla striata
Blighia sapida (current term)
Blind Freddy
Blissus leucopterus
Bloc Quebecois

Literary usage of Blighia sapida

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Paxton's Magazine of Botany, and Register of Flowering Plants by Sir Joseph Paxton (1838)
"(Blighia sapida.) MANY of the tropical fruit-trees are very ornamental, and some of them may, no doubt, be grown to a degree of perfection that would render ..."

2. Select Extra-tropical Plants: Readily Eligible for Industrial Culture Or by Ferdinand von Mueller (1891)
"... Blighia sapida, Koenig.) The " Akee." Western tropical Africa. A tree, to 30 feet high, if not sometimes higher. Flowers so fragrant as to be worth ..."

3. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1818)
"Here the author brings sufficient evidence that the Akee or Blighia sapida is indigenous in Ashantee. He adds four lists: ist, Of Plants common to ..."

4. The New Sydenham Society's Lexicon of Medicine and the Allied Sciences Henry Power, Leonard William Sedgwick, New Sydenham Society by Henry Power, Leonard William Sedgwick, New Sydenham Society (1882)
"A decoction of the seeds is used in diarrhoea, and the distilled water of the flowers as a cosmetic. Also called Blighia sapida. ..."

5. Chemical Technology and Analysis of Oils, Fats, and Waxes by Julius Lewkowitsch (1904)
"Akee oil is a yellow, buttery fat, stated to be obtained from the arillus of Blighia sapida, a tree indigenous in ..."

6. In the Trades, the Tropics, & the Roaring Forties by Annie Allnutt Brassey (1885)
"Its scientific name is Blighia sapida, and it was so called in honour of Captain Bligh, of the ill-fated ' Bounty,' who brought the bread-fruit from Tahiti. ..."

7. The Bahama Islands by George Burbank Shattuck (1905)
"It is freely planted about Nassau, and may be found on most of the Out-islands. Blighia sapida Koen. (Akee). ..."

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