See also: acérola
acerola (plural acerolas)
- A tree of the West Indies and northern South America, Malpighia glabra.
- The fruit of this tree, which is high in vitamin C.
acerola f (plural acerolas)
- Acerola originated as a word for the azerole (Crataegus azarolus), but was applied to Malpighia emarginata after Europeans found it in the New World. Since the azerole is little known outside of Europe, usage in the Americas seems to almost entirely indicate Malpighia rather than Crataegus.