slightly or moderately acid or sour: a subacid fruit.
(of a person or a person's speech, temper, etc.) somewhat biting or sharp.
Origin of subacid
Related formssub·a·cid·i·ty [suhb-uh-sid-i-tee] /ˌsʌb əˈsɪd ɪ ti/, sub·ac·id·ness, nounsub·ac·id·ly, adverb
First recorded in 1660–70; sub-
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Examples from the Web for subacid
Historical Examples of subacid
Oranges are probably about the most wholesome and useful of all the subacid fruits.
Berries small, amber-colored; subacid, with slight Catawba flavor.
Medium size, flesh greenish white, rather juicy, and subacid.
The berries of some fuchsias are subacid or sweet and edible.
The pulp is acid or subacid, and in some varieties nearly sweet.
British Dictionary definitions for subacid
Derived Formssubacidity (ˌsʌbəˈsɪdɪtɪ) or subacidness, nounsubacidly, adverb
(esp of some fruits) moderately acid or sour
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