Assais



any of several slender Brazilian palms of the genus Euterpe, especially E. edulis, a species bearing a purple fruit from which a beverage is made by infusion.
Historical Examples

Good men of the other syde at all assais be profytable to all men, and hurtfull to noo man.
The Pilgrimage of Pure Devotion Desiderius Erasmus

adverb
(music) (usually preceded by a musical direction) very: allegro assai
noun
any of several Brazilian palm trees of the genus Euterpe, esp E. edulis, that have small dark purple fleshy edible fruit
a beverage made from the fruit of this tree

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