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acerola

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noun ac·er·o·la \ˌa-sə-ˈrō-lə\

Definition of acerola

  1. :  any of various West Indian shrubs (genus Malpighia of the family Malpighiaceae) with mildly acid cherrylike fruits very rich in vitamin C



Origin and Etymology of acerola

American Spanish, from Spanish, fruit of a shrub (Crataegus azarolus), from Arabic a(-zuʽrūr


First Known Use: 1945


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acerola

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noun ac·er·o·la \ˌas-ə-ˈrō-lə\

Medical Definition of acerola

  1. :  a West Indian shrub (genus Malpighia) with mildly acid cherrylike fruits rich in vitamin C




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