noun In both senses also called acerola.The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- A tropical American evergreen shrub (Malpighia glabra) having red or rose flowers in umbels and red cherrylike edible fruits.
- The fruit of this plant.