Carambola definition

kărəm-bōlə
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.
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The fruit of this plant.
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A small, tropical shrub or tree (Averrhoa carambola, family Oxalidaceae) cultivated for its fruit.
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Its glossy, yellow, fleshy, oval fruit with prominent ridges and a star-shaped cross section; star fruit.
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A tree species native of southern Asia, Averrhoa carambola.
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The fruit of carambola tree, more commonly known as star fruit.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
carambola
Plural:
carambolas

Origin of carambola

  • Portuguese perhaps from Marathi karambal

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition