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n. pl. bi·lim·bis
1. An evergreen tree (Averrhoa bilimbi) native to tropical Asia and grown for its edible fruits.
2. The small, sour, greenish or yellowish cucumber-shaped fruit of this tree, eaten as a pickle or used in relishes and various dishes.

[New Latin bilimbi, specific epithet, ultimately from Malay belimbing, belimbi.]
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1. (Plants) a fruit-bearing tree growing in India and Sri Lanka
2. (Plants) the fruit of the bilimbi tree
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Noun1.bilimbi - East Indian evergreen tree bearing very acid fruitbilimbi - East Indian evergreen tree bearing very acid fruit
fruit tree - tree bearing edible fruit
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One of these plants is the bilimbi (Averrhoa bilimbi L.
Effects of Averrhoa bilimbi leaf extract on blood glucose and lipids in streptozotocin diabetic rats.
For one of his palate cleansers, Boutwood uses kamias (bilimbi) that he knows will leave your mouth 'feeling dry' (or as we know it, pakla, from the tannic nature of the fruit) and will rescue you with a second palate cleanser to cleanse the first.
The fully laden bilimbi or kamias tree she planted at the backyard of our ancestral home in Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya, is a hand-reached source of fresh ingredients for her porridge or sinigang combined with lemon grass.
Many research works conducted with fruits and seeds of tree species from different botanical families, such as cucumber tree (Averrhoa bilimbi L.) of Oxalidaceae family [33], Campomanesia adamantium of Myrtaceae family [34], and majestic heaven lotus (Gustavia augusta L.) from Lecythidaceae family [35], indicate that longer and wider fruits usually present higher values of fruit mass and seeds.
Based in Real, Quezon, KUMARE is now commercializing kamias commonly known as bilimbi, cucumber tree, or tree sorrel, which are growing abundantly in Quezon.
Murthy, "Green synthesis of gold and silver nanoparticles using averrhoa bilimbi fruit extract," Journal of Nanotechnology, vol.
bilimbi significantly inhibited [H.sub.2][O.sub.2]-induced ROS production in a dose-dependent manner, whereas treatment with A.
He also saddled Out And About's halfbrother Bilimbi to finish fourth in 2014 and it would be a surprise if this race hasn't been the plan for a long time.
[6.] Tan BK, Tan CH, Pushparaj PN (2005) Anti-diabetic activity of the semi-purified fractions of Averrhoa bilimbi in high fat diet fed-streptozotocininduced diabetic rats.