Meaning of kaki in English:


Pronunciation /ˈkɑːki/


  • The Japanese persimmon.

    ‘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.’
    • ‘A ripe kaki is reddish orange, mellow, very tasty and sweet, I like it very much.’


Early 18th century from Japanese.