achras

noun ach·ras \ˈa-krəs, -ˌkras\

Definition of achras

  1. 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

  2. 2 :  sapodilla

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Origin and Etymology of achras

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


First Known Use: 1760


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