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subacid Syllabification: sub·ac·id
Pronunciation: /ˌsəbˈasəd/

Definition of subacid in English:


(Of a fruit) moderately sharp to the taste.
Example sentences
  • The flesh is pale yellow, crisp or soft; acid, subacid, or sweet; and contains many tiny seeds.
  • Kwai Muk produces a 1 to 2 in. wide, orange to red fruit that is acid to subacid and excellent flavor.
  • A lot of other subacid varieties don't have the flavor they once had after they ripen on the tree.


Mid 17th century: from Latin subacidus (see sub-, acid).

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