Definition of acai
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 : 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
Recent Examples of acai from the Web
The Island Bowl base replaces the acai with vibrant pitaya, more commonly known as dragon fruit.
The acai mango bowl includes açaí, banana, pineapple and mango.
Clean Juice eateries also offer acai (a ‘supefood’ native to South and Central America) bowls, smoothies (including protein smoothies), oatmeal bowls and toasts.
The acai berry is an inch-long, reddish-purple fruit.
The bowls are full of pitaya or acai with toppings such as berries, almond milk, shredded coconut and hemp granola.
Openings Pastel Bakery, a one-stop shop for all things sweet and savory, has opened its doors in North County. The bakery offers a host of cakes, cookies, coffee, acai bowls and sandwiches.
Open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday to Saturday, Pastel Bakery offers an array of cakes, cookies, coffee, acai bowls and sandwiches — most importantly, the Cuban sandwich.
For Thursday, Adobe is offering its employees a free acai bowl for breakfast, a Bike to Work Day T-shirt and a free bike tune-up.
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Origin and Etymology of acai
borrowed from Brazilian Portuguese assaí, uaçaí, açaí, the palm Euterpe oleracea, borrowed from Tupi * i̵βasaí, from i̵βá “plant, fruit” + an element of uncertain meaning
First Known Use: circa 1868See Words from the same year
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