from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun botany A tree from the West Indies that was valued for its wood and was one of two species, Manilkara albescens or Manilkara bidentata, both from the Sapotaceae family.


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Borrowing fromácana, probably from Ciboney languages or Taino.


Help support Wordnik (and make this page ad-free) by adopting the word acana.


  • The first story includes the plants "aguacatillo" (Alchornea latifolia), crabwood or "najesí" (Carapa guianensis), and "acana" (Manilkara albescens); the second story has ebony (Diospyros caribaea), Ocotea floribunda, Oxandra laurifolia, Talauma minor, Terminalia spp., and Ficus spp.; and the third story has numerous species of arborescent ferns, Mirtaceae and Melastomataceae.

    Cuban moist forests 2008


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • Now.

    July 15, 2008