Pronunciation: [KAH-kee]

1. Japanese for "persimmon," kaki is the name Europeans use for this fruit. 2. kaki [KAH-kee] The Japanese use the same word for "oyster," but put a slight vocal accent on the first syllable.

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

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