ach·​ras | \ ˈa-krəs, -ˌkras \

Definition of achras

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

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First Known Use of achras

1760, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for achras

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

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“Achras.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 19 January 2020.

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