the deep purple, edible berry of a Central and South American palm tree, Euterpe oleracea.
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Origin of açaí
1850–60; < Portuguese açaí < Tupi-Guarani asaí
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a berry that grows on palm trees in the Brazilian rainforests. Because it is rich in nutrients, it is used to make energy drinksAlso called: palm berry
Word Origin for açaí
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