ambarella definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun In both senses also called Otaheite apple.
- A tree (Spondias cytherea) native to the Pacific islands and grown in tropical and subtropical regions for its edible fruits.
- The orange-yellow, egg-shaped fruit of this tree, eaten fresh or pickled, or used to make preserves.
Origin: Sinhalese ämbarälla, from Sanskrit āmravāṭakaḥ, a kind of tree : āmraḥ, mango tree (from amlaḥ, tart) + vāṭakaḥ, diminutive of vāṭaḥ, enclosure, garden; see wer-4 in Indo-European roots.