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The Japanese persimmon.
- ‘A kaki, like other persimmons, may be sweet or highly astringent.’
- ‘For vibrant colour outdoors in January few trees can compete with diospyros kaki, the persimmon tree, laden with fruit resembling bright orange apples.’
- ‘A ripe kaki is reddish orange, mellow, very tasty and sweet, I like it very much.’
- ‘You like it three parts milk, two packets of sugar, and half-part coffee - so that the coffee looks a light kaki.’
Early 18th century: from Japanese.
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