star fruit

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star fruit

or star·fruit (stär′fro͞ot′)

[From the shape of its cross section.]


(ˌkær əmˈboʊ lə)

n., pl. -las.
1. a SE Asian tree, Averrhoa carambola, of the family Oxalidaceae, bearing deeply ridged, yellow-brown fruit.
2. Also called star fruit. the fruit itself.
[1590–1600; < Portuguese < Marathi karambal]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: fruit - deeply ridged yellow-brown tropical fruit; used raw as a vegetable or in salad or when fully ripe as a dessert
edible fruit - edible reproductive body of a seed plant especially one having sweet flesh
Averrhoa carambola, carambola, carambola tree - East Indian tree bearing deeply ridged yellow-brown fruit
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