Definition of kaki in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkäkē/


The Japanese persimmon.
Example sentences
  • A kaki, like other persimmons, may be sweet or highly astringent.
  • You like it three parts milk, two packets of sugar, and half-part coffee - so that the coffee looks a light kaki.
  • For vibrant colour outdoors in January few trees can compete with diospyros kaki, the persimmon tree, laden with fruit resembling bright orange apples.


Early 18th century: from Japanese.

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Syllabification: ka·ki

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