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