Acerola meaning

ăsə-rōlə
A tropical American evergreen shrub (Malpighia glabra) having pinkish flowers and red cherrylike edible fruits that are rich in vitamin C.
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The fruit of this plant, used to make jellies and preserves and as a nutritional supplement.
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A tropical American evergreen shrub (Malpighia glabra) having pinkish flowers and red cherrylike edible fruits that are rich in vitamin C.
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The fruit of this plant, used to make jellies and preserves and as a nutritional supplement.
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A tree of the West Indies and northern South America, Malpighia glabra.
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The fruit of this tree, which is high in vitamin C.
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Origin of acerola

  • American Spanish from Spanish acerola, azarolla fruit of the Neapolitan medlar (Crataegus azarolus), a Mediterranean hawthorn bearing tart fruit used in confections and preserves from Arabic az-zu‘rūr (perhaps influenced by Latin cēreolus wax-colored (plum)) al- the zu‘rūr Neapolitan medlar (from or akin to Aramaic za‘rārā) (from Coptic srarooue) (soure thorn) (arooue, arōou Neapolitan medlar)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Spanish acerola.

    From Wiktionary