plural -s
: either of two West Indian trees (Manilkara albescens and M. bidentata) of the family Sapotaceae that yield valuable timber

Word History


Spanish ácana, probably from Ciboney or Taino

First Known Use

1807, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of acana was in 1807

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“Acana.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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