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Definition of the noun acerola

What does acerola mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: acerolas

  1. tropical American shrub bearing edible acid red fruit resembling cherries
  2. acid red or yellow cherry-like fruit of a tropical American shrub very rich in vitamin C

Alternative definition of the noun acerola


  1. A tree of the West Indies and northern South America, Malpighia glabra.
  2. The fruit of this tree, which is high in vitamin C.


Acerola is a fictional character from the 2001 film Golden Gate and from the 2000 episode Palace II in the TV series Brava Gente and also from the 2007 film City of Men.

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Google previewThe Complete Guide to Natural Healing (1997)

by Tom Monte

SUPPLEMENT GUIDE ACEROLA is the tart, cherrylike fruit of a small tree ( Malpighia glabra ) of the West Indies and adjacent areas, used by supplement makers for its high concentration of vitamin C. It is also called Barbados cherry and ...

Google previewThe New Oxford Book of Food Plants (2009)

by John Vaughan, Catherine Geissler

Acerola is a small evergreen tree or shrub with glossy leaves, pink flowers, and bright red juicy, slightly grooved fruit, 1–2cm in diameter, containing two seeds. It is native to northern South and Central America and the Caribbean, and is widely ...

Google previewThe Wizard of Food's Encyclopedia of Kitchen & Cooking Secrets (2010)

by Myles H. Bader

The acerola is a fruit that resembles a cherry. It grows on a thick bush that is used as a hedge in some tropical and subtropical areas. It is native to the Caribbean and has become very popular in Florida. Recently, it has become an important ...

Google previewThe Doctors Book of Food Remedies (2008)

The Latest Findings on the Power of Food to Treat and Prevent Health Problems - From Aging and Diabetes to Ulcers and Yeast Infections by Selene Yeager, Editors of Prevention

Although the acerola is a small fruit, it packs a huge Speed wound healing disease-fighting punch. One little acerola fruit, measuring an inch or less across, contains a whopping 81 milligrams of vitamin C! That's well above the Daily Value for ...

Google previewHandbook of Functional Beverages and Human Health (2016)

by Fereidoon Shahidi, Cesarettin turk

Acerola is a natural source of vitamin C and it is commercially utilized as juice, marmalade, gelatin, ice cream, frozen concentrate, jelly, gum, nutraceutical supplement, liquor, and yogurt [12,14]. The nutritional characteristics of the juice vary ...

Google previewTropical Fruits (2012)

by Robert E. Paull, Odilo Duarte

Tree Acerola is a shrub that can be pruned and trained to a single trunk to form a tree of about 4.6–8 m tall. The root system is shallow (mostly 6–10 cm below the surface) and equal in diameter to the canopy. Growth habit among seedling ...

Google previewThe Essential Herb-Drug-Vitamin Interaction Guide (2008)

The Safe Way to Use Medications and Supplements Together by George T. Grossberg, M.D., Barry Fox

Thiamin Thunder god vine Tonka bean Turmeric l lvn 11 rsi K Uzara K Valerian Vitamin A Vitamin B, Vitamin B“ K K Vitamin C KKKKK Vitamin D KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK ACEROLA Acerola is a large, bushy shrub or small tree.

Google previewEdible and Useful Plants for the Swan Coastal Plain (2014)

by Vicki Boxell

Acerola is a hardy pioneer plant, which also makes a ...

Google previewBiological Pigments—Advances in Research and Application: 2012 Edition (2012)

juice by integrated membrane separation process “Acerola is a tropical fruit with a high antioxidant activity which may be attributed to its high vitamin C and anthocyanins content. The aim of this work was to produce a high quality concentrated ...

Google previewHow to Eat Away Arthritis (1996)

Gain Relief from the Pain and Discomfort of Arthritis Through Nature's Remedies by Laurie M. Aesoph

Since the acerola is a phenomenally rich source of vitamin C,it is ofgreat valuein helpingthe body overcome the aching andswelling of arthritic joints. (A closerelative isthepitanga or Surinam cherry.) Class: acid fruit ...

Google previewTop 100 Exotic Food Plants (2011)

by Ernest Small

PLANT PORTRAIT The acerola is a large, bushy, ...

Google previewPrescription for Herbal Healing (2002)

by Phyllis A. Balch

Other common names: Antilles cherry, Barbados cherry, cereso GENERAL DESCRIPTION The acerola is a bushy tree that grows to a height of ten to fifteen feet tall.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Foods (2002)

A Guide to Healthy Nutrition by Experts from Dole Food Company, Experts from The Mayo Clinic, Experts from UCLA Center for H

The acerola is a large, bushy shrub that can attain a height of 15 feet. Although the plant grows best in hot tropical low- lands with medium to high rainfall, it is also very drought-tolerant. Acerolas need protection against frost and winds ...

Google previewLinda Page's Healthy Healing (2000)

A Guide to Self-healing for Everyone by Linda G. Rector-Page

CEROLA: derived from the ripe fruit of the cherry-like fruit of Malpighia Glabra, acerola is a rich source of vitamin C and bioflavonoids. Used as an antioxidant and for its ascorbic acid content. • ACIDOPHILUS CULTURE COMPLEX: like ...

Google previewLet's Go Puerto Rico 3rd Edition (2007)

by Let's Go Inc.

However, some popular Puerto Rican fruits may be unfamiliar to visitors from outside the Caribbean: Acerola: Known to some in English as the West Indian cherry or haw fruit, the acerola is a soft, bright red fruit that tastes like a cross between ...

Google previewHandbook of Fruit Science and Technology (1995)

Production, Composition, Storage, and Processing by D. K. Salunkhe, S.S. Kadam

Acerola is an excellent source of vitamin C (Table 1 ). The vitamin C content ranges from 1 to 4%, depending on the cultivar and stage of maturity of the fruit. 1n addition to vitamin C, all other vitamins with the exception of fj-carotene are ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Entomology (2008)

by John L. Capinera

Acerola,. Malpighia. glabra. (L.) (Malpighiaceae. Family). Barbados cherry is a tropical fruit native to the West Indies, Central America, and South America. Recently, the Barbados cherry has received attention because its ...

Google previewLeung's Encyclopedia of Common Natural Ingredients (2011)

Used in Food, Drugs and Cosmetics by Ikhlas A. Khan, Ehab A. Abourashed

Common/vernacular names: Acerola, Barbados, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, and West Indian cherry, and huesito.

Google previewElsevier's Dictionary of Trees (2005)

Volume 1: North America by M.M. Grandtner

acerola (Cuba, Panama, Puerto Rico); ...

Google previewDictionary of Healthful Food Terms (1997)

by Bev Bennett, Virginia Van Vynckt, Carolyn E. Moore

acerola [as-uh-ROH-lah] The fruit of the West Indian or Barbados cherry, which is the richest known natural source of VITAMIN c. A single fresh cherry about 1 inch in diameter can have up to four times the ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Plant Sciences (2012)

by Michael Allaby

acerola. See MALPIGHIACEAE. acervulus. An asexual, *conidiabearing structure that is formed by certain *fungi *parasitic in plants. It consists of a mat of fungal tissue which bears a layer of *conidiophores; initially formed within the plant ...

Google previewNatural Healing Encyclopedia: Unlock the Mysteries of Natural Healing Remedies (2015)

by Jordan Dixon

Nettles, Marshmallow, Acerola Cherry, Cayenne, Ginger. * Nettles is a longtime favorite of herbalists. is rich in vitamins A and C, iron, calcium, magnesium, potassium, and chlorophyll. * Marshmallow is soothing to all parts of the body it comes ...

Google previewBartram's Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine (2013)

by Thomas Bartram

GSL ACEROLA. Health tree. Puerto Rican Cherry. (Malpighia punicifolia). Valuable sourceof vitamins and nutritive elements. One of the richest sources ofVitamin C. Uses. Alcoholism, arteriosclerosis, habitual abortion, chronic infection of ...

Google previewMultilingual Dictionary of Agronomic Plants (2012)

by G. Rehm

cerisier des Antilles westindische Kirsche, Barbadoskirsche acerola, gingeira da ...

Google previewDictionary of Flavors (2008)

by Dolf De Rovira

Acai Acerola (Malpighia punicifolia L.) or Barbados Cherry and Wild Crapemyrtle Adenosine Monophosphate; monosodium or disodium adenylate AFA ( aphanizomenon flos aquae) Agaricus Blazei Murrell or Hime—Matsutake Mushroom ...

Google previewMosby's Pocket Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions - Elsevieron VitalSource (2016)

by Mosby

acerola /assoró"los, a small, cherrylike fruit of the genus Malpighia that grows in tropical climates. It is a richer source of vitamin C than any other known fruit. acervuline sah ser' vu lin', occurring in clusters; aggregated. acesulfame-K ...

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The value of this 7-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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