acerola

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noun ac·er·o·la \ ˌa-sə-ˈrō-lə \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of acerola

:any of several tropical American shrubs (genus Malpighia of the family Malpighiaceae); especially :a large shrub or small tree (Malpighia glabra synonym M. punicifolia) found from Texas to northern South America and the West Indies that has mildly acid cherrylike fruits very rich in vitamin C

Origin and Etymology of acerola

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


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acerola

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noun ac·er·o·la \ ˌas-ə-ˈrō-lə \

medical Definition of acerola

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

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