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assai2

[uh-sah-ee] /əˈsɑ i/
noun
1.
any of several slender Brazilian palms of the genus Euterpe, especially E. edulis, a species bearing a purple fruit from which a beverage is made by infusion.
Origin of assai2
1895-1900
1895-1900; < Portuguese < Tupi assaí
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assai1

/æˈsaɪ/
adverb
1.
(music) (usually preceded by a musical direction) very: allegro assai
Word Origin
Italian: enough

assai2

/æˈsaɪ/
noun
1.
any of several Brazilian palm trees of the genus Euterpe, esp E. edulis, that have small dark purple fleshy edible fruit
2.
a beverage made from the fruit of this tree
Word Origin
via Brazilian Portuguese from Tupi
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