An ornamental evergreen tree (Averrhoa carambola), native to Southeast Asia and having crisp, edible, yellow to orange, longitudinally ridged fruits that are star-shaped in cross section.
The fruit of this plant.
A small, tropical shrub or tree (Averrhoa carambola, family Oxalidaceae) cultivated for its fruit.
Its glossy, yellow, fleshy, oval fruit with prominent ridges and a star-shaped cross section; star fruit.
A tree species native of southern Asia, Averrhoa carambola.
The fruit of carambola tree, more commonly known as star fruit.
Other Word Forms
Origin of carambola
- Portuguese perhaps from Marathi karambal
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition