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assai

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[uh-sah-ee]
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.
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Origin of assai

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1895–1900; < Portuguese < Tupi assaí
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Historical Examples of assais

  • 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

assai

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

Italian: enough

assai

2
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
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Word Origin for assai

via Brazilian Portuguese from Tupi
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