Definition of açai in English:


Syllabification: aç·a·i
Pronunciation: /ˈasīē

noun (plural same)

  • A South American palm tree producing small edible blackish-purple berries.
    • Genus Euterpe, especially E. oleracea


mid 19th century: from Portuguese açaí, from Tupi-Guarani asaí.

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