capitalized : a monotypic genus of tropical American trees (family Sapotaceae) having papery leaves and small white flowers followed by a large one-seeded fruit

Word History


New Latin, from Latin, a wild pear tree (probably Pyrus amygdaliformis), from Greek; akin to Albanian dardhe pear tree

First Known Use

1760, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of achras was in 1760

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“Achras.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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