acai

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noun \ˌä-ˌsä-ˈē, -sī-ˈē\
variants: or less commonly

açai

Definition of acai

  1. 1a or acai berry :  a small, dark purple, berrylike fruit with a juicy pulp that is often used in beverages or eaten raw and that is produced by a tall, slender palm (Euterpe oleracea) native to tropical rain forests of Central and South Americab :  the palm (Euterpe oleracea) that produces acai berries

  2. 2 :  a beverage made from the juice of the acai berry <Rio de Janeiro is the city that worships health and beauty and where the healthy and the beautiful drink acai. — Alex Bellosz>

Origin and Etymology of acai

Brazilian Portuguese açaí, from Tupi * i̵Basaí


First Known Use: circa 1868

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