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star fruit

or star·fruit (stär′fro͞ot′)

[From the shape of its cross section.]
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(Plants) another name for carambola
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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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References in periodicals archive ?
That's why Caplan urges retailers to jump aboard the tropical bandwagon with both feet to meet shoppers' growing interest in items such as lychees, dragon fruit and starfruits. She also advises aggressive produce retailers to commit to adding more space to fresh aromatics such as turmeric, ginger and lemongrass.
Mohd-Azemi, "Discrimination and classification of fresh-cut starfruits (Averrhoa carambola L.) using automated machine vision system," Journal of Food Engineering, vol.
In paper [Abdullah, 2006] RGB color space converted into HSI coordinates and used the H component to classify starfruits in four maturity categories.
The pilot studies currently running in our laboratory are focused on the identification of the volatiles released by ripe mangoes and starfruits and their comparison with the pheromone composition of A.
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.
obliqua were collected during the summer season from infested fruits that had been harvested from a domestic mango 'rosa' variety orchard located in the town of Maceio (S 9[degrees] 39' 39" W 35[degrees] 44' 6"; 5 m asl) and from a starfruit plantation located in the town of Rio Largo (S 9[degrees] 28' 42" W 35[degrees] 51' 12"; 39 m asl), both in the state of Alagoas, Brazil.
Eight compounds, namely 2-heptanone (2), 1-heptanol (7), 3-octanone (8), ethyl hexanoate (10), 2-ethylhexan-1-ol (13), ethyl octanoate (27), (E)-[alpha]-bergamotene (34), and (E,E)-[alpha]-farnesene (36) were shared by the aeration extracts and salivary-gland extracts of the mango and starfruit populations and together generated 63.51% and 82.22% (for the mango population), 71.79% and 66.87% (for the starfruit population) of the total chemical variability.
obliqua pests on mango has a higher proportion of 2-methylheptan-4-one (5), 1-heptanol (7), methyl heptanoate (12,) 2-ethylhexan-1-ol (13), linalool (19), ethyl octanoate (27) and (E)-[alpha]-bergamotene (34), whereas the starfruit population is characterized by a higher abundance of 2-heptanone (2), 2,5-dimethylpyrazine (3), 2-methylheptan-4-one (5), 3-octanone (8), ethyl hexanoate (10), methyl heptanoate (12), limonene (14), 3-decanone (25), 2-decanone (26), [alpha]-copaene (30), and CE)-[alpha]-bergamotene (34) (Fig.
A graphical result of the canonical correspondence analysis (CCA) of the compounds identified by GC-MS analyzes in the male aeration and salivary-gland extracts of 2 wild populations of Anastrepha obliqua (host fruit: mango and starfruit, N = 10 for both types of extracts and populations).
I gobbled them all up except for the starfruits. I don't like starfruit."
Robert Paull, a post-harvest handling and physiology professor at the University of Hawaii, is attempting to develop treatments for atemoyas, rambutans, lychees and starfruits. While a method for the latter may be developed this year, solutions for other fruits remain elusive.
But to the growers of exotic fruits in the Aloha State, the word applies only to such out-of-the-ordinary offerings as atemoyas, lychees, rambutans, durians, sapodillas, starfruit and mangosteens, most of which hail originally from Southeast Asia.