An evergreen shrub (Aristotelia chilensis) native to Chile and Argentina, bearing edible purple berries used to make juice and wine.
An ornamental Chilean plant (Aristotelia chilensis, family Elaeocarpaceae) of the same order (Malvales) as the linden tree: fiber from its bark is used for stringing native musical instruments, and its purple berries are made into a medicinal wine.
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Maqui Sentence Examples
It is interesting that the Maqui Super Berry is supposed to have four times the antioxidants found in the acai fruit.
A great variety of shrubs grow on these slopes of the western Caucasus, chiefly the following species, several of which are indigenous - Rhododendron ponticum, Azalea pontica, Aristotelia maqui, Agave between 1864 and 1878, and the country where they had lived remained for the most part unoccupied until after the beginning of the 10th century.
Maqui juice is the latest superfood discovery being touted across the Internet.
Following in the footsteps of the Acai craze, this raises the question of whether or not the claims made are true, and whether or not Maqui juice is just the latest product to make unrealistic promises based on a tiny berry grown in Chile.
Many who promote Maqui juice explain that this historical tribe of warriors have eaten the berry as part of their daily food and also consumed it as a concentrated juice used to treat a variety of ailments.