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  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.
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Origin of assai2

1895–1900; < Portuguese < Tupi assaí
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Historical Examples

  • Good men of the other syde at all assais be profytable to all men, and hurtfull to noo man.

    The Pilgrimage of Pure Devotion

    Desiderius Erasmus

British Dictionary definitions for assais


  1. music (usually preceded by a musical direction) veryallegro assai
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Word Origin

Italian: enough


  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
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Word Origin

via Brazilian Portuguese from Tupi
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