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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [as-uh-rohs]
    • /ˈæs əˌroʊs/
    • /əsˈɜːrəʊz/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [as-uh-rohs]
    • /ˈæs əˌroʊs/

Definitions of acerose word

  • adjective acerose shaped like a needle, as pine leaves 3
  • adjective acerose shaped like a needle; having a sharp, stiff point 3
  • adjective acerose like chaff 3
  • adjective acerose mixed with chaff 3
  • adjective acerose resembling chaff. 1
  • adjective acerose mixed with chaff. 1

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Origin of acerose

First appearance:

before 1775
One of the 45% newest English words
1775-85; special sense of acerose2, by misattribution of acer- to Latin acus needle, whose stem is acu- and not acer- (cf. acute)

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Parts of speech for Acerose


acerose popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 61% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

acerose usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for acerose

adj acerose

  • acuminate — narrowing to a sharp point, as some types of leaf
  • acute — You can use acute to indicate that an undesirable situation or feeling is very severe or intense.
  • mucronate — having an abruptly projecting point, as a feather or leaf.
  • pointy — having a comparatively sharp point: The elf had pointy little ears.
  • sharp — having a thin cutting edge or a fine point; well-adapted for cutting or piercing: a sharp knife.

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