a tiny, deep-red, cherrylike fruit that develops on the acerola tree found primarily in and around the western Indies and Brazil. The fruit features a sweet flavor and something of the highest concentrations of vitamin C. It is utilized in sweets and preserves. It is also referred to as Barbados cherry, Puerto Rican cherry and West Indies cherry.
tropical United states shrub bearing edible acid red fruit resembling cherries
- acid red or yellowish cherry-like good fresh fruit of a tropical US shrub extremely full of supplement C
acerola [Malpighia glabra]