as•sa•iPronunciation: (u-sī'; It.äs-sä'ē), [key]
very: allegro assai
as•sa•iPronunciation: (u-sä'ē), [key]
any of several slender Brazilian palms of the genus Euterpe,
esp. E. edulis,
a species bearing a purple fruit from which a beverage is made by infusion.
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