acai palm

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açaí palm

(ä-sä-ē′) or

assai palm

(ä-sī′)
n.
1. A tall slender palm (Euterpe oleracea) found in coastal and lowland regions in northern South America. It is harvested for hearts of palm, and its small purple fruits are processed into juice and nutritional supplements.
2. Any of several other South American palms of the genus Euterpe.
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Genetic correlations and path analysis for yield fruits components of assai palm. Revista Brasileira de Fruticultura, v.34, n.4, p.1135-1142, 2012.
TABLE 1: Analysis of variance summarized for five characters evaluated at the fruits in individual plants from 68 progenies of the assai palms (Euterpe oleracea).