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star fruit

or star·fruit (stär′fro͞ot′)

[From the shape of its cross section.]


(Plants) another name for carambola
karambóla, stjörnuávöxtur


(staː) noun
1. the fixed bodies in the sky, which are really distant suns. The Sun is a star, and the Earth is one of its planets.
2. any of the bodies in the sky appearing as points of light. The sky was full of stars.
3. an object, shape or figure with a number of pointed rays, usually five or six, often used as a means of marking quality etc. The teacher stuck a gold star on the child's neat exercise book; a four-star hotel.
4. a leading actor or actress or other well-known performer eg in sport etc. a film/television star; a football star; (also adjective) She has had many star rôles in films.
verbpast tense, past participle starred
1. to play a leading role in a play, film etc. She has starred in two recent films.
2. (of a film etc) to have (a certain actor etc) as its leading performer. The film starred Elvis Presley.
ˈstardom noun
the state of being a famous performer. to achieve stardom.
ˈstarry adjective
full of or shining like stars. a starry night; starry eyes.
ˈstarfish noun
a type of small sea creature with five points as arms.


a juicy, yellow, oblong, tropical fruit, which, when cut across, is start-shaped.
ˈstarlight noun
the light from the stars.
ˈstarlit adjective
bright with stars. a starlit night.
star turn
the most successful or spectacular performance or item (in a show etc). The acrobats were the star turn of the evening.
see stars
to see flashes of light as a result of a hard blow on the head.
thank one's lucky stars
to be grateful for one's good luck.
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Fragrance Notes: Top: Pink Prosecco, Sparkling Starfruit, Golden Quince Mid: Crystal Peonies, Purple Freesia Dry: Gilded Amber, Amaretto Creme, Sugared Sandalwood, Velvet Musk
Anastrepha is the largest genus of tephritid fruit flies and the most common pest in both the domestic and commercial plantations of mango, guava and starfruit in the northeast region of Brazil.
Tired and thirsty, many students had their first taste of sour starfruit (bilimbi) with salt and water chestnut (singhara) outside this majestic fort.
The Emperor of Red Fort, which is what Zafar was derogatorily called by the British, loved eating besan ki roti with his favourite sweet and sour rahatiani chutney made with carrots and starfruit, and yoghurt.
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The fragrance breakdown: Top (the fragrance opens with mouth-watering fruits and exotic notes of Starfruit, Italian Mandarin, and succulent Boysenberry that linger in a thirst-quenching sweetness; Heart (whipped with pink shades of floralcy, the decadent bouquet inspires angels to play through a cloud of electric Lotus Flower and starry Jasmine Petals); and Drydown (the creamy indulgence of Vanilla and Caramelized Pear bask in the sultry warmth of Musks and Woods to wrap the skin in an addictive sensation.
A spicy cocktail of coriander leaves, black pepper and starfruit.