Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

acerola

play
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 of acerola

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


First Known Use: 1945


Medical Dictionary

acerola

play
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




Learn More about acerola

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "acerola"


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up acerola? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to manage or play awkwardly

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

alt-5746713d76276

Which of these is a synonym of nonplus?

reduce perplex soothe disapprove
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ