noun ac·er·o·la \ˌa-sə-ˈrō-lə\

Definition of ACEROLA

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

Origin of ACEROLA

American Spanish, from Spanish, fruit of a shrub (Crataegus azarolus), from Arabic a(-zuʽrūr
First Known Use: 1945


noun ac·er·o·la \ˌas-ə-ˈrō-lə\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ACEROLA

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


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