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From Latin acetaria (salad plants).


  • IPA(key): /əˈsiːtəɹi/
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  1. An acid pulp in certain fruits, such as the pear.
    • 1671 December 17 (Gregorian calendar), Nehemiah Grew, “The Anatomy of Plants, Begun. [] The First Book. [] Chapter VI. Of the Fruit.”, in The Anatomy of Plants. [], 2nd edition, [London]: [] W. Rawlins, for the author, published 1682, OCLC 889464630, page 41:
      In a pear, there are five diſtinct Parts, the Pilling, the Parenchyma, Branchery, Calculary, and Acetary. [A]s the Acetary hath no Branches of the Lignous Body, ſo neither hath it any Knots. Hence likewiſe it is, that vve have ſo different and contrary a taſt in the Parenchyma beyond the Calculary, from that in the Acetary: []