[ ah-sah-ee, ah-sahy-ee ]
/ ˌɑ sɑˈi, ˌɑ saɪˈi /
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
Words nearby açaí
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British Dictionary definitions for acai
/ (Portuguese asai) /
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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